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U.S. understanding is Myanmar ambassador to UN remains in position: State Department - Metro US

U.S. understanding is Myanmar ambassador to UN remains in position: State Department

FILE PHOTO: Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun holds up three fingers at the end of his speech in New York

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price on Tuesday said that the United States understanding is that Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York Kyaw Moe Tun remains in position despite an attempt by the junta to install his deputy.

Myanmar state television announced on Saturday that Kyaw Moe Tun had been fired for betraying the country, a day after he urged countries to use “any means necessary” to reverse a Feb. 1 coup that ousted the nation’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

(Reporting by Simon Lewis, Doina Chiacu and Daphne Psaledakis)

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