“The United States is deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in Burma,” said press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She condemned attacks on Burmese military positions and following convulsion of deadly ethnic tinged violence.
“At least 300,000 people have fled their homes in the wake of attacks on (a) Burmese security post on August 25,” Sanders said. We “reiterate our condemnation of those attacks and ensuing violence,” she added. However, she did not blame any specific groups.
The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority, are suffering since decades in Myanmar. They are being regarded as illegal immigrants in their own country. The Trump government had been facing questions about its silence in the face of a crisis, known as “ethnic cleansing.”