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    Myanmar tragedy, result of wrong US policies: Iran MP

    This
    picture taken on October 11, 2012 shows a Muslim Rohingya child
    standing outside his tent at the Say Thamagyi Internally Displaced
    Persons (IDP) camp, located on the outskirts of Sittwe, capital of
    Myanmar’s western Rakhine State.


    Iranian
    lawmaker Mansour Haqiqatpour says the humanitarian disaster in
    Myanmar is a result of the “wrong policies” adopted by the global
    arrogance, particularly the US.


    The
    disaster in Myanmar is the result of the wrong policy of the global
    arrogance, particularly the US, that has had no outcome but the
    hatred and displacement of a number of innocent people,” the deputy
    chairman of Iran’s Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy
    Committee said on Monday.



    Haqiqatpour
    went on to criticize the silence of the international community and
    the so-called advocates of democracy on the disastrous situation of
    Myanmar’s Muslims.


    A
    “humanitarian disaster” is unfolding in Myanmar due to the US
    meddlesome policies and many “fake advocates of freedom” are
    justifying the suppressive measures in this country, the Iranian
    lawmaker said.

    Some
    800,000 Rohingyas are deprived of citizenship rights due to the
    policy of discrimination that has denied them the right of
    citizenship and made them vulnerable to acts of violence and
    persecution, expulsion, and displacement.

    Myanmar’s
    government has so far refused to extricate the stateless Rohingyas in
    the western state of Rakhine from their citizenship limbo, despite
    international pressure to give them a legal status.

    Hundreds
    of Rohingyas are believed to have been killed and thousands displaced
    in attacks by Buddhist extremists. The assaults have been mainly
    carried out in the western state of Rakhine.

    Earlier
    this month, an Iranian parliamentary delegation visited Myanmar to
    examine the situation of the Rohingya Muslims and find ways to help
    them.

    “During
    our stay in this country, we visited camps and different areas
    particularly Muslim and Buddhist-populated districts and realized
    that their situation is very dire,” said Haqiqatpour, who was a
    member of the Iranian delegation.

    A
    24-ton consignment of humanitarian aid to ethnic Rohingya Muslims
    also arrived in Myanmar from Iran earlier this month. Tehran further
    plans to set up a camp that can accommodate thousands of Rohingya
    refugees in the Rakhine State.  


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