Statement on the ARSA Attack on Myanmar Security Forces in Rakhine State

Embassy Seal

January 8, 2018

We condemn ARSA’s January 5 attack on Myanmar security forces in northern Rakhine State, and we express condolences to the injured and their families.  This act of violence only serves to further undermine peace and security in northern Rakhine State and the region.  We continue to urge all parties to ensure their rhetoric and their actions contribute to establishing the conditions for the safe, voluntary, and dignified return of all those who have been displaced by violence to their places of origin.