U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Meets With Myanmar Leaders, Calls For Independent Investigation, Halting Of Violence Against Rohingya Muslims
New York Times: Rex Tillerson Tells Myanmar Leaders to Investigate Attacks on Rohingya
“…In a five-hour visit in Myanmar [on Wednesday], [U.S. Secretary of State Rex] Tillerson met with Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the nation’s military commander, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and head of the country’s civilian government. He urged both to investigate and halt the violence that has driven more than 615,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh since late August…” (Beech/Nang, 11/15).
Wall Street Journal: Tillerson Calls for Independent Probe Into Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis
“…In a press conference on Wednesday with Aung San Suu Kyi, who heads the country’s civilian government, Mr. Tillerson said he was ‘deeply concerned by credible reports of widespread atrocities committed by security forces and by vigilantes unrestrained by security forces.’ An internal probe by the military concluded this week that no violations had occurred, drawing criticism from human rights groups…” (Mandhana, 11/15).
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