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Rohingya violence: US envoy to UN demands Burma prosecutions, weapons curb

Myanmar rejects the accusations and has denounced rights abuses

Michelle Nichols | Simon Daniel Lewis 

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient accountability measures in place. It was the first time the United States called for punishment of military leaders behind the repression, but stopped short of threatening to reimpose U.S. sanctions which were suspended under the Obama administration. “We cannot be afraid to call the actions of the Burmese authorities what they appear to be - a brutal, sustained campaign to ...

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 09:46 IST