UPDATED 11:24 AM PT — August 26, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemns the so-called “ethnic cleansing” of the minority Rohingya population in Myanmar.
Pompeo took to Twitter Saturday saying the U.S. will continue to hold those responsible accountable.
A year ago, following deadly militant attacks, security forces responded by launching abhorrent ethnic cleansing of ethnic #Rohingya in Burma. The U.S. will continue to hold those responsible accountable. The military must respect human rights for #Burma’s democracy to succeed.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) August 26, 2018
He went on to say “the military must respect human rights for the country’s democracy to succeed.”
This comes one year after the deadly conflict which led to more than 700,000 people in the Rakhine State to flee to Bangladesh.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on Myanmar over widespread human right’s abuses.
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