Saturday, May 18, 2013

Myanmar: Iran offers 3 proposals to stop Muslims crackdown in Myanmar

Source: IRNA

New York, May 18, IRNA - Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei offered Tehranˈs three proposals Friday evening to put a swift end to the crackdown of Muslims in Myanmar.

Addressing a meeting here on the current situation of Muslims in Myanmar here, Khazaei expressed deep concerns over the escalating violence and cases of human rights violation against Muslims in that country.

The meeting was attended by ambassadors and permanent representatives of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) states to the United Nations.

As for the three proposals, Khazaei said Tehran has called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to use the international bodyˈs ultimate capacity to put an immediate end to the violence against Muslims in Myanmar, called for a meeting by the UN General Assembly on the issue and proposed dispatching of a fact-finding mission to investigate into the increasing cases of human rights violation in Myanmar.

The Iranian envoy also slammed lack of coordination and unity among Islamic countries in preparing a resolution against the barbaric acts which are underway against Muslims in Myanmar.

Noting that ethnic cleansing of Muslim minorities in Myanmar was not acceptable under any pretext, Khazaei called for an immediate and all-out act against the ongoing inhuman crimes in Myanmar.