U.S. Embassy Statement Condemning Attacks in Northern Rakhine State

Embassy Seal

August 25, 2017

We condemn the attacks that took place overnight against the security forces, and we offer condolences to 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.