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Ben Rhodes says plight of Rohingya is 'an abomination'

September 27, 2015

In this web extra, the key Obama adviser also says US-Cuba policy is 'irreversible'

US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is seen as Obama's right-hand man on foreign affairs, helping shape US policy towards Cuba and Myanmar.

In this web extra, Rhodes says the opening up of relations with Cuba is irreversible because Cubans "overwhelmingly" welcome the policy.

"For a new president to shut down an embassy that allows us to better engage the Cuban people and better advocate on behalf of human rights would make no sense," he adds.

Rhodes also expresses concern about the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar, calling it "an abomination".

The White House adviser also urges the Aung San Suu Kyi government "to act".

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