The Latest: Trump backs safe return of refugees to Myanmar

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:06:30 AM. The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia: 7 a.m. (Hawaii time) President Donald Trump says the U.S. supports efforts to end the violence in Myanmar, where more than 600,000 people have fled their homes following attacks by vigilantes and security forces. Trump said in...
The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia: 7 a.m. (Hawaii time) President Donald Trump says the U.S. supports efforts to end the violence in Myanmar, where more than 600,000 people have fled their homes following attacks by vigilantes and security forces. Trump said in remarks Tuesday at the East Asia Summit in the Philippines that the U.S. also supports efforts "to ensure accountability for atrocities committed and to facilitate the safe and voluntary return of refugees." Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August, when their homes were torched by Buddhist mobs and soldiers. A Philippine official says Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has assured other Southeast Asian nations that her government is implementing a commission's recommendations. The event wasn't open to the press. The president provided a copy of his prepared speech to reporters. ——— 7 a.m. (Hawaii time) President Donald Trump says he remains concerned about China's efforts "to build and militarize outposts in the South China Sea." Speaking to world leaders at the East Asia Summit in the Philippines on Tuesday, Trump said the dispute is one of four security challenges that must be addressed to achieve his vision for a "free and open Indo-Pacific" region. Trump says his vision will require all nations "to respect freedoms of navigation and overflight, and other lawful uses of the sea." Trump also proposed that all summit members adopt a statement...Read more
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