US honors Suu Kyi, ends sanctions on Myanmar Leaders

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US honors Suu Kyi, ends sanctions on Myanmar Leaders

US honors Suu Kyi, ends sanctions on Myanmar Leaders(Washington) – The United States lifted sanctions on two of Myanmar’s top leaders as the Congress hailed Aung San Suu Kyi as a hero of democracy in a lavish ceremony unthinkable only months ago.The move to end the sanctions on Myanmar President Thein Sein and parliamentary speaker Thura Shwe Mann, just hours after Suu Kyi had called for US sanctions crippling her impoverished nation to be lifted.
Suu Kyi also met fellow Nobel Peace laureate President Barack Obama for the first time, after being presented with the Congressional Gold Medal in the imposing surroundings of the historical Rotunda on Capitol Hill.

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