Myanmar military coup is 'assault on nation's transition to democracy', says US President Joe Biden

Joe Biden has criticised the military coup in Myanmar, calling it a "direct assault on the country's transition to democracy and the rule of law".

The US president said: "The international community should come together in one voice to press the military to immediately relinquish the power they have seized, release the activists and officials they have detained, lift all telecommunications restrictions, and refrain from violence against civilians."