The White House spokesperson said the United States was opposed to any attempt to change Myanmar's election results and called for the release of detained officials.

Iran PressAmerica: The White House spokesperson Jen Psaki in her latest statement released on Sunday night said: "The United States is alarmed by reports that the Burmese military has taken steps to undermine the country’s democratic transition, including the arrest of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials in Burma."

Psaki further elaborated on the fact that President Biden has been briefed by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

"We continue to affirm our strong support for Burma’s democratic institutions and, in coordination with our regional partners, urge the military and all other parties to adhere to democratic norms and the rule of law, and to release those detained today," read the statement.

"The United States opposes any attempt to alter the outcome of recent elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition, and will take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed," added the statement.

"We are monitoring the situation closely and stand with the people of Burma, who have already endured so much in their quest for democracy and peace," concluded the statement.

Myanmar’s military in a statement broadcast on an army-run television station announced that it has taken charge of the country from its civilian-run government.

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