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OUTDOORS - The United States has provisionally postponed the visit of U.S. civil servants to parts of Rakhine state, the U.S. Embassy said on Thursday (November 23), quoting fears about possible protest after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson charged Myanmar with "ethnic cleansing" in the state. "North Rakhine state is an ethnical purge against the Rohingya," US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday in a declaration in which he used a phrase he shunned during his visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, last weekend.
"He said the United States will also prosecute the accountsability of US legislation, as well as possible "targeted sanctions" against those guilty of the allegations of abuse that have led tens of millions of Rohingya to neighboring Bangladesh. To some extent, the United States has changed its position to increase the pressures on Myanmar's junta and civil chiefs, who have divided powers over the past two years after having spent the last two dozen years in war.
Law enforcement officials blamed Myanmar's armed forces for cruelties, which included killing, massive raping and incendiary acts, against Rohingya the apostate during the so-called evacuation operation following the August 25th Rohingya fighter attack on 30 polices and a civilian outpost. Since the suppression that followed the insurgency attack, more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have escaped from the state of Rakhine in Myanmar, the Buddhist country with the largest population.
"This mistreatment by some of Burma's armed and civilian personnel, as well as Burma's own police and civilian militia, has resulted in enormous hardship and displaced tens of millions of men, women criminals and kids from their homes," Tillerson said.
U.S. interrupt offical trip to Myanmar's restless Rakhine
YANGON: The United States has provisionally postponed the visit of U.S. civil servants to parts of Myanmar state Rakhine, the U.S. Embassy said Thursday (November 23), quoting fears about possible protest after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson charged Myanmar with "ethnic cleansing" in the state. Mr Tillerson used the term'ethnic cleansing' on Wednesday to describe the recent press briefing with Myanmar female Aung San Suu Kyi on the Islamic minorities to describe the recent operations.
"Following a thorough and thorough examination of the facts available, it is clear that the Rohingya are being ethnically cleansed in the north of Rakhine," Mr Tillerson said in a declaration. Mr Tillerson says that those guilty of allegations of abuse must be brought to justice and the US could impose specific penalties.
WashChton is partially increasing its oratory to put pressure on Myanmar's leader to overcome the crises. Although a number of experts say it probably creates more mistrust between the two nations and brings Myanmar nearer to China and Russia.