U.S. has not determined "genocidal intent" for attacks on Rohingya -State Dept.

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Wed, 29 Aug 2018 - 12:17 GMT

Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

CAIRO – 29 August 2018: The U.S. State Department has not made a determination of "genocidal intent" for attacks on Rohingya in Myanmar for legal reasons, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

"It is a very specific legal designation. It is not one that is easily made. To the average person, of course these things are incredibly horrific and it seems we should just slap a label on something. Well, they're complex legal designations that have legal meaning and weight in courts around the world," said spokeswoman Heather Nauert.

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