US, EU urge peaceful resolution | Myanmar Times
By Zaw Win Than
BOTH the United States and European Union expressed deep concern over violence in Rakhine State and urged a peaceful resolution to the crisis, which has seen a state of emergency declared in the region.
“The United States continues to be deeply concerned about reports of ongoing ethnic and sectarian violence in western Burma’s Rakhine State and urges all parties to exercise restraint and immediately halt all attacks. The Burmese government has announced a State of Emergency and curfews in Rakhine State, but reports of violence continue,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a statement on June 11.
“We join others in the international community and call on authorities to work with local leaders – together with Muslim, Buddhist, and ethnic representatives, including Rohingya – to halt the ongoing violence, begin a dialogue toward a peaceful resolution, and ensure an expeditious and transparent investigation into these incidents that respects due process and the rule of law,” said Clinton.