UNSC to meet for 3rd time over Myanmar violence

The United Nations Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss a response to the ongoing violence in Myanmar.

It will be the third time for the council to meet over concerns about Myanmar since the country's military coup in February. The coup has led to widespread protests and violent crackdowns against demonstrators, causing an increasing number of civilian casualties.

The Security Council issued a presidential statement on March 10 to condemn the violence against protesters and call for the utmost restraint by Myanmar's military.

Some Western countries are calling for a resolution that would include economic sanctions and an arms embargo against Myanmar's military.

It is still unclear if the third meeting will be able to establish concrete measures to stop the escalating violence.