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Haley: UN Security Council has ‘failed’ to intervene for Burmese refugees

Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, condemned human rights abuses taking place in the Southeast Asian country of Burma during a United Nations Security Council meeting Tuesday. Haley warned the Burmese government that the world was watching.

The meeting was called by the United Kingdom and seven other countries including the U.S., France, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan. The focus was on the repatriation of the nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees who were forced to flee Burma to neighboring Bangladesh following a major military crackdown last August on the mostly Muslim population in Rakhine State. Burma is also known as Myanmar.

The mass flight of refugees followed the coordinated attacks on Burmese…

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