Wednesday, 15 November 2017

US secretary of state Scenes of Rohingya suffering 'just horrific'

The US secretary of state has condemned "just horrific" scenes of Rohingya suffering during a visit to Myanmar for talks with Aung Sang Suu Kyi.
Speaking during a joint conference with the country's leader, Rex Tillerson called for an impartial investigation into human rights abuses and for those who had committed them to be held accountable.

"We are deeply concerned by credible reports of widespread atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces and by vigilantes who were unrestrained by the security forces," he said.

But he said the US was evaluating whether to use the term "ethnic cleansing" over the crisis and regarded levying sanctions against the state as "not advisable" at this time.

"We want to see Myanmar succeed," he said. "I have a hard time seeing how that helps resolve the crisis."

Rohingya Muslim refugees who entered Bangladesh by boat walk with their belongings towards refugee camps after landing at the Saplapur beach in the Teknaf district of Bangladesh on November 9, 2017

SKY      News.