Myanmar violence against Rohingyas unacceptable, says US Secretary

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said that Myanmar violence against Rohingyas is unacceptable.

Myanmar violence against Rohingyas unacceptable, says US Secretary

"We need to support Aung San Suu Kyi and her leadership but also be very clear and unequivocal to the military power sharing in that government that this is unacceptable," Tillerson said.

"I think it is a defining moment in many ways for this new emerging democracy," Tillerson said, acknowledging that Myanmar's leader Suu Kyi found herself in a "difficult and complex situation".

Nearly 313,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh as fighting intensified between government forces and Rohingya militants, according to the U.N. refugee agency, or UNHCR.

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