US Not Yet Classifying Violence Against Myanmar Rohingya as ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ 1 234 567

US Not Yet Classifying Violence Against Myanmar Rohingya as ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

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U.S. officials have declined to refer to violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as ethnic cleansing before they complete a review into the issue.  

Though multiple senators called the violence ethnic cleansing during a hearing on the conflict Tuesday, representatives from the State Department and USAID said their agencies could not yet make that declaration.

“This is ethnic cleansing," ranking member Senator Ben Cardin said, echoing statements by his Senate colleagues...

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