US urges Myanmar to stop offensive, allow civilians to return

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September 19, 2017 01:07
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UNITED NATIONS - The United States urged the Myanmar government on Monday to end military operations in Rakhine state, grant humanitarian access, and commit to aiding the safe return of civilians to their homes, said US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.

"People are still at risk of being attacked or killed, humanitarian aid is not reaching the people who need it, and innocent civilians are still fleeing across the border to Bangladesh," Haley said in a statement.

Haley's remarks came after she attended a ministerial meeting hosted by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Myanmar on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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