Israel denies involvement in Myanmar tragedy

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 23, 2017 14:36

 
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Israel's foreign ministry vehemently denied reports it was involved in the tragedy unfolding in Myanmar. 

In response to a story published in Hebrew Daily Haaretz on Monday claiming Israel had sold naval vessels and mounted machine guns to the Myanmar government, which is currently involved in a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority, the ministry spokesperson issued a harsh statement, calling the report "fake."

"Israel's military export monitoring policy is frequently assessed according to a variety of considerations, among them the condition of human rights in the target country and the policies of the UN Security Council and other international agencies," the ministry said in a statement, responding to the claim that it continued to sell weapons worth tens of millions of dollars, despite the situation in Myanmar.




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