U.S. has not determined ‘genocidal intent’ for attacks on Rohingya: State Dept.
30 August, 2018, 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has not made a determination of “genocidal intent” for attacks on Rohingya in Myanmar for legal reasons, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
“It is a very specific legal designation. It is not one that is easily made. To the average person, of course these things are incredibly horrific and it seems we should just slap a label on something. Well, they’re complex legal designations that have legal meaning and weight in courts around the world,” said spokeswoman Heather Nauert.