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U.S. to Declare Rohingya Repression in Myanmar a 'Genocide'

Rohingya refugees crossing into Bangladesh in 2017. 

Rohingya refugees crossing into Bangladesh in 2017. 

Photographer: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

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Washington (AP) -- The Biden administration intends to declare that Myanmar’s years-long repression of the Rohingya Muslim population is a “genocide," U.S. officials said Sunday.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to make the long-anticipated designation on Monday at an event at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not yet been publicly announced.