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Security Forces: Nikki R and Antonio Guterres

security forces: The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, demanded that Burma's authorities punish those in the military who have killed and abused members of the Rohingya, a long-persecuted Muslim group in Burma, a Buddhist-majority country, according to Toronto Star. Haley also called for a halt to the shipment of foreign arms to Burma's security forces. The remarks by the secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, came at a UN Security Council meeting devoted to the crisis, which has escalated into what he described as the world's fastest developing refugee emergency. Read more Burma officials blame insurgents for killing 45 Hindu villagers found in mass graves 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, Haley said. Haley's remarks were the strongest she has yet made on the crisis, and raised the possibility that the United States might reimpose sanctions on Burma that were rescinded under the Obama administration. Article Continued Below The 15-member Security Council took no immediate action, but diplomats called it a starting point and noted that the council had not discussed Burma publicly since 2009. ( As reported in the news.