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Myanmar says UN Security Council statement could harm negotiations

Myanmar on Wednesday criticised a statement released by the UN Security Council expressing “grave concern over reports of human rights violations and abuses in Rakhine State”, stating that it could harm negotiations with Bangladesh. 

The Council had also urged Myanmar to “ensure no further excessive use of military force."

Myanmar's leader, Aung Sang Suu Kyi criticised the Council for not making reference to the negotiations with Bangldesh. 

"Furthermore, the [Security Council] Presidential Statement could potentially and seriously harm the bilateral negotiations between the two countries which have been proceeding smoothly and expeditiously,” she was quoted by Reuters as saying.