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US Vice President Condemns ‘Terrible Savagery’ Against Rohingya Muslims

Vice President Mike Pence spoke out, in the strongest terms to date, of any senior U.S. official on the Rohingya crisis, condemning what he termed a “historic exodus” of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh in the face of violent attacks. Speaking at a United Nations peacekeeping meeting Wednesday, Pence said the world is witnessing a “great tragedy unfolding” in the Southeast Asian nation, also known as Burma. “Recently, Burmese security forces responded to militant attacks on government outposts with terrible savagery, burning villages, driving the Rohingyas from their…

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