>> The United States' top diplomat touching down in Myanmar, and calling for a quote, credible investigation into reports of atrocities committed by its military against Rohingya Muslims. It would appear to a blunt criticism from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after repeated denials from Myanmar's military of what a UN official has called textbook ethnic cleansing.
>> It is the responsibility of a government and its security forces to protect and respect the human rights of all persons within its borders, and to hold accountable those who fail to do so.>> Tillerson appearing alongside Myanmar leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, he also met with the military chief himself.
Earlier this week, the general's office reported it found no reports of deaths of civilians, only the killing of what they called several hundred terrorists. But UN and Human Rights Investigators have called it genocide, including mass rape and the razing of entire villages. Over 600,000 Rohingya have fled the country since August.
Suu Kyi's relative quiet on the matter has damaged the Nobel Peace Prize winner's reputation. She says she's struggling to keep the crisis from spiraling.>> I haven't been silent, what I say is not meant to be exciting, it's meant to be accurate. And it's aimed at creating more harmony, and a better future for everybody, not for setting people against each other.
>> Tillerson says the United States may push sanctions on individuals found guilty of abuses, but he's advised against sanctions for the whole country, warning it could damage its progress. Myanmar is slowly transitioning toward democracy after decades of military rule.