West eyes sanctions on Myanmar army over Rohingya

9 Oct 2017 at 02:50
WRITER: REUTERS

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi walks with army chief Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing, likely to be the No.1 target of western sanctions over atrocities against the Rohingya. (File photo)

YANGON/WASHINGTON: The European Union and the United States are considering targeted sanctions against Myanmar military leaders over an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, officials familiar with the discussions say.

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