ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Politics

Security Council urges Myanmar sides to 'de-escalate,' UK diplomat says

But members adopt no statement despite concerns at recent violence

UNITED NATIONS -- The Security Council gathered Wednesday for a rare meeting involving Myanmar, where recent clashes between Rohingya insurgents and security forces have resulted in the deaths of 109 people, including 17 civilians.

"We had a good discussion just now on Burma, on Myanmar, and I think it's fair to say there was a lot of concern about the situation in the country," Matthew Rycroft, U.K. ambassador to the U.N., told reporters after the closed-door meeting.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more