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Britain asks for U.N. Security Council to discuss Myanmar violence
August 29, 2017 / 6:10 PM / 3 months ago

Britain asks for U.N. Security Council to discuss Myanmar violence

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain has asked for the U.N. Security Council to meet on Wednesday to discuss escalating deadly violence between Rohingya insurgents and Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state, Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft delivers remarks at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York, U.S. April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

“Need to address long-term issues in Rakhine, urge restraint by all parties,” Rycroft posted on Twitter.

A series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on security forces in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Friday has triggered a fresh exodus to Bangladesh of Rohingya Muslim villagers trying to escape the violence.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chris Reese

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