Myanmar UK Ambassador Says Military Attache Has 'occupied' Embassy
Muhammad Irfan 7 days ago Thu 08th April 2021 | 08:20 AM
London, April 8 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Apr, 2021 ) :Myanmar's ambassador in Britain on Wednesday said a Yangon military-linked figure had "occupied" the embassy in London and barred him from accessing the building.
Asked who was inside the embassy, ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn replied "defence attache, they occupy my embassy", confirming earlier media reports.
"Diplomacy is the only response and answer to the current impasse," Kyaw Zwar Minn said in the statement that was tweeted by British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
Kyaw Zwar Minn told the Daily Telegraph that "when I left the embassy, they stormed inside the embassy and took it.
Britain's Foreign Office said it was "seeking further information following an incident at Myanmar's embassy in London." Britain has been a strong critic of the Myanmar military since it seized power there in February, and last week ramped up sanctions against business conglomerates wholly or partially overseen by the generals.
The ambassador told AFP that he would stay outside the building "all night", explaining "this is my building".