Iran Leader urges practical measures to end Myanmar Muslims genocide

Tehran, Sep 12, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei here on Tuesday urged 'practical measures' by the Muslim governments to end the genocide in Myanmar.

Addressing a group of clerics in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei strongly criticized the silence and inaction of the global community and the so-called human rights advocates over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Iran's Leader said the Muslim countries should put more political and economic pressures on the cruel government of Myanmar.

The Islamic Republic of Iran should declare its stance against oppression in every corner of the world 'explicitly and courageously', the Leader said.

He described as wrong trying to reduce Myanmar predicament to a religious conflict between Muslims and Buddhists.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is a political issue as it has been orchestrated by the government in the country headed by Aung San Suu Kyi a ruthless woman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

'In fact, what is happening in Myanmar has killed the Nobel Peace Prize,' he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei also said that, the killing of Muslims in Myanmar is taking place in front of the eyes of the Muslim nations, global community and hypocritical and dishonest governments as well as the so-called human rights advocates.

Iran Supreme Leader went on to criticize the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres for paying lip service and just condemning the Muslims genocide in Myanmar.

He said the so-called human rights advocates who provoke controversy over punishment of a criminal in a country, are now sitting idly by in the face of the massacre and displacement of tens of thousands of people in Myanmar.

He also urged the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to hold a conference to address the calamity in the Southeast Asian country.

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran should declare its stance against any oppression in every corner of the world be it in the Occupied Palestine, Yemen, Bahrain or Myanmar.

Translator: Maryam Azish

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