Myan­mar blocks UN

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

YAN­GON: Myan­mar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s se­cu­rity ad­viser has told diplo­mats that a UN mis­sion look­ing into al­le­ga­tions of rape, tor­ture and killings of Ro­hingya Mus­lims would only “ag­gra­vate” trou­bles in the western state of Rakhine.

Myan­mar has de­clined to grant visas to three ex­perts ap­pointed by the UN in May to look into al­le­ga­tions of abuses against the pow­er­ful armed forces.

Last week, the US am­bas­sador to the UN in New York, Nikki Ha­ley, called on Myan­mar to ac­cept the mis­sion, which was man­dated in a Hu­man Rights Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion.


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