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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.

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