U.S. Secretary Of State Declares Violence Against Rohingya Muslims As ‘Ethnic Cleansing’; Repatriation To Begin But Expected To Take Years

The Hill: Tillerson declares Myanmar violence is ‘ethnic cleansing’
“Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday declared the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar ‘ethnic cleansing,’ while warning the U.S. government could impose new penalties on Myanmar. In a statement, Tillerson vowed to hold those responsible for the violence to account, and warned that the U.S. could pursue that accountability through targeted sanctions…” (Greenwood, 11/22).

Wall Street Journal: Myanmar, Bangladesh Agree on Return of Rohingya Refugees
“Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to begin repatriating ethnic Rohingya Muslims who fled a crackdown in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, in a process that could take years to complete and could bar people from returning to their own homes…” (Otto et al., 11/23).

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