The United States is still undecided whether to use the term “genocide” in reference to the systematic campaign of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, a leaked document shows.
“Draft excerpts from a Pompeo statement obtained exclusively by POLITICO include the bracketed phrase “hold for determination” in a passage that will offer Pompeo’s conclusion about how to describe the vicious campaign against one of Myanmar’s most vulnerable ethnic minority groups’” read the POLITICO report on Monday.
The Rohingya Muslims based in Rakhine have been subjected to a campaign of killings, rape and arson attacks by the country’s majority Buddhist extremists in what the UN has described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
This is while an intense debate reportedly continues in the White House over the term.
Pompeo is expected to deliver a speech on the subject following a…