April 17, 2018 / 7:25 PM / 9 months ago

Johnson calls for credible Myanmar probe into reported atrocities

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives to greet New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters outside the Cabinet War rooms in central London, April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Myanmar needed to start showing it is serious about the safety of the Rohingya and start a meaningful probe into atrocities which the United Nations has likened to ethnic cleansing.

“The Burmese authorities need to demonstrate that they are serious about the safety and security of the Rohingya. A credible independent investigation into reported atrocities is an important step in this process,” he said, according to a Foreign Office statement.

Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary

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