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U.S. Says Myanmar Military Committed Genocide Against Rohingya

The U.S. has determined that members of Myanmar’s military committed genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority in 2016 and 2017, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Monday.

“Beyond the Holocaust, the United States has concluded that genocide was committed seven times. Today, marks the eighth,” Blinken said in remarks at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington. The determination was based on a factual assessment and legal analysis prepared by the State Department, he said.