Myanmar military should step down: Biden

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Myanmar's military should relinquish power and release officials and activists detained in its coup, US President Joe Biden has said in his first foreign policy address.

Biden on Thursday said the United States was working with allies and partners to address the generals' takeover on Monday, during which they arrested elected leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilians.

"There can be no doubt in a democracy force should never seek to overrule the will of the people or attempt to erase the outcome of a credible election," Biden said.

"The Burmese military should relinquish power they have seized and release the advocates and activists and officials they have detained, lift the restrictions on telecommunications and refrain from violence."