UN Secretary General calls for suspending military action in Myanmar
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned the violence that has driven some 380,000 Rohingya to flee to safety in Bangladesh. Council members called for “immediate steps to end the violence,” de-escalate the situation and ensure civilian protections. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters that ethnic cleansing was taking place against Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The United Nations secretary-general said he had not had contact with Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi since it was announced that she would not be attending next week’s meeting of world leaders in New York. With Myanmar drawing condemnation for violence, its government earlier in the day said that Suu Kyi would skip this month’s UN General Assembly meetings.