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DHAKA - The US government will constantly adjust its sanctions regime to respond properly to the situation in Myanmar's Rakhaine state where many thousands of Rohingya people have been displaced, a senior US official said on Saturday.
“We are constantly evaluating the situation," Simon Henshaw, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, told reporters at a news briefing in Dhaka after visiting a number of camps in Cox's Bazar accommodating displaced Rohingya people.
“Congress has given us a number of tools we can use,” he said, noting disturbing reports of atrocities in Rakhaine state.
“We call for a full investigation of these reports, we call for those who committed (the atrocities) to be held accountable,” he said.