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British PM Speaks on Rohingya

British PM vows to tackle inhuman destruction of Rohingya people

Theresa May said Myanmar ‘must take full responsibility’

British Prime Minister Theresa May during a speech on reports on Myanmar’s brutal crackdown has said the Rohingya crisis “looks like ethnic cleansing”.

In a major foreign policy address at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in the City of London, she pledged to strengthen alliance with Asian countries to combat major issues, reports Sky News.

“This includes tackling the problems in the region today – such as North Korea, where we have played a leading role in securing sanctions in response to the regime’s outrageous proliferation of nuclear weapons,” she said.

“This is a major humanitarian crisis which looks like ethnic cleansing.

“And it is something for which the Burmese [Myanmar] authorities – and especially the military – must take full responsibility.”

The prime minister added: “The UK is already the largest donor in response to this crisis.

“And we will continue to play a leading role in bringing the international community together – working through the UN and with regional partners to do everything possible to stop this appalling and inhuman destruction of the Rohingya people,” she said.

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