News ID: 201177
Published: 0347 GMT September 24, 2017

Iran calls for confronting genocide in Myanmar

Iran calls for confronting genocide in Myanmar

Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri called on his counterparts in some regional countries for their seriousness in confronting the ongoing genocide of Muslims in Myanmar.

In separate messages to his Turkish, Qatari, Malaysian, Indonesian, Omani, Pakistani and Russian counterparts, Montazeri expressed his grave concern over the conditions of Myanmar Muslims, IRNA reported.

“Documented reports on crimes against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, as it is cited by official statements of international bodies, clearly show that the threats and violence have targeted a particular community,” the letters read.

Widespread violence against the Muslim community in Myanmar began more than a month ago. The heavy-handed suppression of the minority has forced more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

Around 400 Muslims have been killed in the recent wave of violence in Myanmar, with satellite images showing that 214 villages have been totally destroyed.

“Obviously, the threat will never remain limited to an ethnic group or region, and can turn into a serious threat for the entire world,” he added, urging all the governments, judiciary institutions, international bodies, and rights groups to take immediate action for putting an end to the violence.

He also emphasized the role that the Islamic states can play in pursuing the goal through some actions.


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