Washington: The United States on Friday urged China to resolve the grievances of Tibetans and respect their human rights, as yet another Tibetan monk self-immolated.
"We have consistently and directly raised with the Chinese government our concerns about Tibetan self-immolations, and we have repeatedly urged the Chinese government to address its counterproductive policies in Tibetan areas that have created tension and that threaten the unique religious, cultural, linguistic identity of the Tibetan people," the State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland, told reporters at her daily news conference.
"We've also repeatedly urged the Chinese government to allow access to all Tibetan areas of China for journalists, diplomats and other observers so that we can get accurate information and so that you can get accurate information," Nuland said in response to a question.
"Let me take this opportunity to again call on the government of China to respect the rights of all of its citizens who peacefully express their desire for internationally recognized freedoms and particularly the rights of Tibetans to resolve their underlying grievances with the government of China," the State Department spokesperson said.