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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:09 PM

U.S. says Myanmar denial of ethnic cleansing is 'preposterous'

Source: Reuters




FEBRUARY 13, 2018 / 11:44 AM / UPDATED 8 MINUTES AGO

Reuters Staff

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Myanmar’s government was preventing the United Nations Security Council and other groups from traveling to Rakhine state because they want to ensure “no one contradicts their preposterous denials” of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

“This council must hold the military accountable for their actions and pressure Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge these horrific acts that are taking place in her country,” Haley told a meeting of the 15-member council on Myanmar

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Susan Thomas

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FEBRUARY 13, 2018 / 10:32 AM / UPDATED 10 MINUTES AGO

U.S. urges U.N. to hold Myanmar military accountable for 'ethnic cleansing'
Michelle Nichols


UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - 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.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:25 PM

1. Suu Kyi is between a rock and hard place.

Nations, particularly Autocracies, do not admit culpability in genocides unless forced by a treaty of surrender. The Junta are still in control of Burma, not Suu Kyi.

Turkey won't admit to the Armenian Genocide a 100 years later.

The UN is again exposed as toothless. The only time I can remember them accomplishing an end to genocide is in Kosovo.

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:59 PM

2. You're right. And the only reason THAT was successful was because of the US.

As well as the Bosnian war just prior. The EU wouldn't do anything as mass murder of civilians went on. Until President Clinton said "OK, chickenshits, WE'LL handle it"

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