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Rohingya refugees fear returning to Myanmar
03:11 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday declaring that the crimes committed by Myanmar’s security forces against Rohingya Muslims constitute genocide – a notable move given the US State Department has yet to make such a designation.

“The United States has a moral obligation to call these crimes genocide. Failing to do so gives the perpetrators cover and hinders efforts to bring those accountable to justice. With this resolution, the House fulfills its part of that duty,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) said in floor remarks in support of the resolution.