Mike Pence issues rebuke to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi over ‘persecution’ of Rohingya Muslims

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US Vice President Mike Pence has issued his strongest condemnation yet of Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims warning leader Aung San Suu Kyi that “persecution” by her country’s army was “without excuse.”

  • Sophie Williams
  • Evening Standard

He met with the Myanmar leader on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit in Singapore.

While sitting next to the Myanmar leader, he said: “The violence and persecution by military and vigilantes that resulted in driving 700,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh is without excuse.”

“I am anxious to hear the progress that you are making of holding those accountable who are responsible for the…

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