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Tillerson: Rohingya crisis 'just horrific'

Tillerson: Rohingya crisis 'just horrific'

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The US secretary of state has condemned "just horrific" scenes during a visit to Myanmar for talks with Aung Sang Suu Kyi. Speaking on Wednesday during a joint conference with the country's leader, he called for a impartial investigation into human rights abuses and for those who had committed them to be held accountable."We are deeply concerned by credible reports of widespread atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces and by vigilantes who were unrestrained by the security forces," he said.But he said the US was evaluating whether to use the term "ethnic cleansing" over the crisis and regarded levying sanctions against the state as "not advisable" at this time."We want to see Myanmar succeed," he said. "I have a hard time seeing how that helps resolve the crisis."Video:Why has th...