The US said China should use its influence to hold Myanmar’s military leadership accountable for the unrest that has so far claimed over 500 lives. Separately, the UN envoy on Myanmar warned that the country was on the brink of a civil war. Myanmar’s junta is facing daily protests since ousting the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1. The military responded with a brutal clampdown that has left hundreds of civilians dead. On Wednesday, the US said it was continuing to call on China to hold those responsible for the coup “to account.” “What the junta has done in Burma is not in the interests of the United States. It’s not in the interests of our partners and allies, and it’s not in the interests of Beijing,” said State Department spokesman Ned Price.