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UN Security Council condemns excessive violence in Myanmar

  • >> Reuters
    Published: 2017-09-14 00:44:11 BdST

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The United Nations Security Council expressed deep concern on Wednesday about violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, where about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee to Bangladesh.

In a statement, the 15-member council "expressed concern about reports of excessive violence during the security operations and called for immediate steps to end the violence in Rakhine, de-escalate the situation, re-establish law and order, ensure the protection of civilians."

British UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said it was the first time in nine years the council had agreed a statement on Myanmar.