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Burmese Authorities: Council Members and Home u.s

burmese authorities: He also called on Myanmar's authorities to immediately halt military operations, allow unfettered access for humanitarian aid, and ensure that all those who fled can return home, according to The Chronicle Herald. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, using Myanmar's former name of Burma, told council members We cannot be afraid to call the actions of the Burmese authorities what they appear to be a brutal, sustained campaign to cleanse the country of an ethnic minority. With the number of Rohingyas fleeing to Bangladesh since Aug. 25 now topping 500,000, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the U.N.'s most powerful body on Thursday to take strong action. The time for well-meaning, diplomatic words in this council has passed, she said. Haley urged all countries to suspend the supply of weapons to the country's military until its members are held accountable for the brutal assault on the Rohingyas. We must now consider action against Burmese security forces who are implicated in abuses and stoking hatred among their fellow citizens. ( As reported in the news.