The US government has for the first time described the brutal persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar as genocide. The military junta rejects the reports.
- The United States has classified the Rohingya’s treatment of Myanmar as genocide.
- The ruling military junta rejects the account.
- The minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have been brutally persecuted.
The military junta in Myanmar has strongly criticized the US decision to formally classify atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority as genocide.
The State Department statement said, “The statements made by the Foreign Minister (Anthony Blingen) in the speech are far from the truth.” The military junta said it had “categorically” rejected Blinken’s comments.
Junta: Blingen’s statements “politically motivated”
Speaking at the Holocaust Museum in Washington on Monday, Blinken said members of the military in Myanmar had concluded that they had “committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya.” The assessment includes documents from human rights organizations and the ministry’s own findings.
The military junta that seized power in early 2021 stated that “Myanmar has never been involved in genocide and has no intention of destroying any national, ethnic or religious group or any other group in whole or in part.” Blingen’s statements are “politically motivated” and interfere in the internal affairs of the sovereign state.
The United States has made its position clear
Human rights groups in the U.S.Government It has long been insisted that atrocities be called genocide. Governments of US Presidents Joe Biden And its predecessor Donald Trump Previously avoided this action. However, a number of sanctions have been imposed on Myanmar.
Rohingyas are brutally persecuted in their homeland. The Myanmar army is said to have massacred thousands of people, raped women and children and razed villages to the ground. In 2017, more than 700,000 people fled to neighboring Bangladesh for fear of being attacked by armed forces in a Buddhist country. They now live in crowded camps there.
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