U.S. calls for Myanmar military leadership to be held accountable for Rohingya crisis
Oct 18, 2017 World 2967 By Sharon Ayomide
- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson condemns the ongoing violence in Myanmar.
- Tillerson says the world cannot sit by and watch all that is happening in Myanmar.
- The Army leadership should be held accountable for all that has transpired so far.
The United States has expressed its deepest concerns over the ongoing violence in Myanmar that has led to the
mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh.
Since a supposed crackdown on Rohingya insurgents was commenced by the Myanmar Military on August 25th, over 536,000 Rohingya refugees have so far fled Rakhine State in Myanmar.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on World leaders not to stand idly by as they watch all that's happening.
"What's most important to us is that the world can't just stand idly by and be witness to the atrocities that are being reported in the area," Tillerson told Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank."
Tillerson also went further to put the blame on the Myanmar military and concluded that the Army leadership should be held accountable for all that has transpired so far.
"We really hold the military leadership accountable for what's happening."