The U.S. issued sanctions on Friday against four Myanmar military officials and two military units for violence committed against religious minorities.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been accused of ethnic cleansing, mainly against the Buddhist nation's Muslim Rohingya population.
The military crackdown displaced roughly 700,000 Rohingya. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has yet to decide whether to declare the situation a genocide.
Pompeo is set to release an investigation into the situation in Myanmar later this month.