(CNN)Security Council 101 on Myanmar: We don't get to see the diplomatic sausage made, but the outcome Wednesday was a predictable compromise despite the gravity of violence and terror in the southeast Asian nation's streets and homes.
The diplomacy behind the scenes of the UN Security Council's Myanmar statement
The 15 countries of the United Nations Security Council have unanimously backed a message aimed squarely at Myanmar's military coup leaders: Stop attacking pro-democracy demonstrators and show restraint.
In its strongest sounding statement since the junta seized power last month, the Council emphasized its support for democracy in Myanmar, reiterated "deep concern" over the coup and called for the release of detained civilian leaders including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.
The statement continued, "The Security Council strongly condemns the violence against peaceful protestors, including against women, youth and children. It expresses deep concern at restrictions on medical personnel, civil society, labour union members, journalists and media workers, and calls for the immediate release of all those detained arbitrarily."