Both countries blocked a proposed UN Security Council statement that would have expressed concern over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state, UN diplomats say.

The UN has described the Rohingya as the most persecuted minority in the world.
The UN has described the Rohingya as the most persecuted minority in the world.

China and Russia blocked a proposed UN Security Council (UNSC) statement on Friday that would have expressed concern over the tense situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state, diplomats said. Myanmar's military carried out a four-month offensive against the Muslim Rohingya in northern Rakhine state that UN human rights investigators have said likely resulted in atrocities and crimes against humanity.

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