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Pompeo decries ‘abhorrent ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar on anniversary

WASHINGTON: The United States will continue to hold accountable those responsible for what he described as the “abhorrent ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday. Pompeo’s statement came on the one year anniversary of the conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove more than 700,000 Rohingya from their homes into neighboring Bangladesh. “A year ago, following deadly militant attacks, security forces responded by launching abhorrent ethnic cleansing…