US calls on Myanmar to stop violence, displacement of Rohingya

WASHINGTON — The White House said the violent displacement of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar showed the country’s security forces were not protecting civilians.

“We call on Burmese security authorities to respect the rule of law, stop the violence, and end the displacement of civilians from all communities,” the White House said in a statement on Monday.

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Meanwhile, The United Nations’ top human rights official has accused Myanmar of carrying out “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims, hundreds of thousands of whom have crossed into Bangladesh since late August to escape a military crackdown.