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.
lawmaker Mansour Haqiqatpour says the humanitarian disaster in
Myanmar is a result of the “wrong policies” adopted by the global
arrogance, particularly the US.
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.
went on to criticize the silence of the international community and
the so-called advocates of democracy on the disastrous situation of
“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
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.
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.
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.
this month, an Iranian parliamentary delegation visited Myanmar to
examine the situation of the Rohingya Muslims and find ways to help
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.
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.