TEHRAN (defapress) – In a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, Iranian foreign minister called for immediate action by the international communities against organized violence against Muslims in Myanmar.
News ID: 65870
Publish Date: 08September 2017 - 11:16
Mohammad Javad Zarif, in his letter to UN Secretary-Genera
António Guterresl on Friday, said the Islamic Republic of Iran stands ready and
willing to support all efforts towards the achievement of a durable and
peaceful solution to the crisis, ensuring full respect for the human rights,
wellbeing and security of the Rohingya Muslim Community in Myanmar.
Here is the full text of his letter:
Pursuant to my letter dated 6 January 2017, I would like to
once again draw your attention to the alarming situation of the Rohingya Muslim
community in Myanmar. The recent horrifying news coming out of the region
reveals the scope of the atrocities committed against this community. The
indiscriminate systematic attacks against Muslims by extremist elements and
some associated with the security forces have resulted in significant loss of
life and exacerbated a history of discrimination, injustice and desperation.
The gravity of the situation has caused serious anguish among the peoples of
the world regardless of their faith and nationality.
Should the systematic and extensive violation of the basic
human rights of the Rohingya Muslims be left unattended, it would encourage
extremism and instigate violence even beyond the borders of Myanmar and become
a destabilizing factor for the whole region.
Forcing people out of their homeland and displacing them in
other countries will not resolve this deep-rooted crisis. The Government of
Myanmar needs to address the long-standing grievances and the plight of its
Muslim community including through effective restoration of their right to be
recognized as equal citizens and enjoy protection against violence and
The international community and Islamic countries expect the
government of Myanmar to put an immediate end to the ongoing violence against
Rohingya Muslim community, allow unhindered access of humanitarian assistance
to the violence-stricken regions, bring those responsible for the atrocities to
justice and put in place necessary measures to prevent their recurrence in the future.
It is disappointing that such minimum global demands are yet to receive a
Meanwhile, it is also expected that the United Nations act
swiftly and undertake all necessary measures towards addressing international
concerns about the deteriorating situation in Myanmar. The United Nations’
support for de-escalating violence, ensuring humanitarian assistance for the
people in need and finding a sustainable solution for the crisis is essential
and urgently needed.
The Islamic Republic of Iran stands ready and willing to
support all such efforts towards the achievement of a durable and peaceful
solution to the crisis, ensuring full respect for the human rights, wellbeing
and security of the Rohingya Muslim Community in Myanmar.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest