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USA criticize China for screening Myanmar from UN actions
On Monday, the United States criticized China for protecting Myanmar from heavy UN Security Council activity for taking a primarily Rohingya Muslim attack, which the US and other nations have condemned as an act of ethnical purge. On Monday, the United States criticized China for protecting Myanmar from heavy UN Security Council activity for taking a primarily Rohingya Muslim attack, which the US and other nations have condemned as an act of ethnical purge.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley did not name China, but China last weekend suggested significant changes to a British Security Councils declaration on Myanmar. Finally, the 15-member board approved a less strong position. On Monday, the Security Committee convened to consider a meeting of envoy visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh two fortnight ago.
The Rohingya insurgency in August last year led to a rebel attack on Myanmar's Rakhine state police station, which sent nearly 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Cox' Bazar camp in Bangladesh. "A number of members of the board have kept us from taking measures for selfish and selfish reasons," Haley said. "With no helpful changes that only weaken the Council's message."
Before Haley, China's UN ambassador Ma Zhaoxu said to the Security Councils that Myanmar and Bangladesh should be urged to resolve the crises on the basis of their own accord in order to ensure that they "do not become protracted or more complicated". "He said the GAERC should further promote Myanmar and Bangladesh to strengthen consultation and co-operation on early transposition of the CPA.
In January, Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement to conclude the return of migrants within two years. Diplomates said Russia has also supported China in the Council's discussion of Myanmar. Speaking after Haley, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy said that the Council's unity was important on the issue and he was hoping that some members would not be falling to the temptation of using this situa-tion to pursue their" slim, domestic policy goals.
Burma has denied ethnical cleansings and said its Rakhine operation is a legal answer to Rohingya insurgents' attack on the policeforce. "Myanmar's administration has repeatedly declared that no violations of international humanitarian law will be tolerated," UN Ambassador Hau Do Suan said to the UN General Assembly on Monday.
"accusations backed by proof will be investigated and actions taken in accordance with the law." United States and Canada have unilaterally sanctioned a general in Myanmar's army for his part in the suppression, and the European Union is in the process of drawing up its own personal sanction. Haley, who did not go to Myanmar and Bangladesh, said that the Security Council had "unique instruments at its disposal to help Burma take genuine measures to resolve this crisis", although it did not implement them.