Iran Calls for Int’l Action to Stop Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Iran Calls for Int’l Action to Stop Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Iranian foreign minister has blasted the global silence on continued violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and called on the international community to prevent further ethnic cleansing.

“Global silence on continuing violence against Rohingya Muslims,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Wednesday.

“International action [is] crucial to prevent further ethnic cleansing,” Zarif went on to say, stressing that the United Nations “must rally” in this regard.

About 1,000 persecuted Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state have fled to neighboring Bangladesh after coming under fire from military soldiers.

Furthermore, the death toll from ongoing clashes between Myanmar’s troops and the so-called advocates of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims recently reached nearly 100.

Thousands of desperate Muslims recently entered Bangladesh, fleeing from intensified crackdown on the minority by Buddhist mobs and security forces over recent attacks on police outposts.

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