US Embassy condemns attacks in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State
The US Embassy in Yangon said in a statement that we condemn the attacks that took place overnight against the security forces and we offer condolences to the victims and their families.
“We recognize the government and security forces have the responsibility to act to apprehend the perpetrators and prevent further violence and we urge them to do so in a way that protects all innocent civilians. We also urge all communities to ensure their rhetoric and their actions contribute to restoration of peace and stability.
The embassy said ithat it welcomed the release of the final report of Rakhine State Advisory Commission on August 24. We commend the government’s commitment to evaluate the Commission’s recommendations with a view towards implementing them to the fullest extent. We look forward to continuing to support the government’s efforts to address the complex challenges in Rakhine State.