US Urges UN to Hold Myanmar Military Accountable for 'Ethnic Cleansing'

2018.02.13. 21:46
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The United States on Tuesday described Myanmar denials of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as "preposterous" as it called on the U.N. Security Council to hold the military accountable and pressure leader Aung San Suu Kyi "to acknowledge these horrific acts that are taking place in her country."

"Powerful forces in the Burmese government have denied the ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the Security Council.

"To make sure no one contradicts their preposterous denials, they are preventing access to Rakhine to anyone or any organization that might bear witness to their atrocities, including the U.N. Security Council," Haley said.

French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre also told the Security Council that a massacre of Rohingya Muslims reported by Reuters could "constitute crimes against humanity."

However, any push for U.N. Security Council action is likely to face resistance from council veto powers Russia and China, who both - US Urges UN to Hold Myanmar Military Accountable for 'Ethnic Cleansing'
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