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UN, OIC must not remain indifferent to Syria, Myanmar situations: Iran MP
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. (File photo)
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. (File photo)
Tue Aug 7, 2012 5:43PM
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An Iranian lawmaker says the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) must not be indifferent to terrorists’ crimes in Syria and crimes against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.


“The current indifference of the UN and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation toward [terrorism in] Syria and [massacre of Muslims] in Myanmar is far from expectation,” Ali Iranpour said on Tuesday.

Reports say some 650 Rohingya Muslims have so far been killed and thousands more displaced only in recent months by radical Buddhists in Myanmar.

The government of Myanmar refuses to recognize Rohingyas, claiming they are not native to the country. This as the Rohingyas migrated to Myanmar as early as the 8th century.

The lawmaker further noted that foreign intervention in Syria aims to sow discord among the Muslim people of the crisis-hit Arab country.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011, with many people, including large number of security forces, killed in the turmoil.

While the West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of the killings, Damascus blames outlaws, saboteurs and insurgents for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

SS/PKH/AZ

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