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Iran: Why Islamic World is silent over genocide in Myanmar?

3 September 2017 17:45


Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that genocide against Muslims in Myanmar is a humanitarian catastrophe. He calls for immediate humanitarian reliefs and political and international support.

“Ethnic cleansing of Muslim minority in Myanmar is a new humanitarian tragedy,” asserted Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on his latest twitter post.

The Iranian diplomat censured the Islamic world for turning a blind eye over the calamity of the Muslims in Myanmar asking what the reason of the silence is, “why the Islamic World is silent.”

Saying that the tragedy-hit civilians are in dire need of immediate humanitarian aids, he underlined that they need political and international support.

According to UN statistics, over 400 Muslims have been killed in the past week after the Burmese forces shored up crack-down against Rohingya Muslims residing in the north western areas of the SE Asian country. The Myanmar army is said to use the pretext of war on terror for these attacks.

The Burmese government is denying citizenship to the Muslims of its country, providing the excuse that they have illegally immigrated to Myanmar after 1830.

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