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The United States has asked Myanmar to respect rule of law and human rights in dealing with the situation in Rakhine state.

Talking to reporters in Washington, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, Patrick Murphy said Myanmar should also respond responsibly to attacks on security forces in the country's Rakhine State.

He said Washington sees shortcomings on the part of the security forces and the government in dealing with the situation in Rakhine and is pushing it for urgent restoration of access for humanitarian assistance and journalists there.


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