Parliament speaker urges UN fact-finding committee on Myanmar

IRNA – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani in a statement on Wednesday condemned massacre of Muslims in Myanmar, calling for a probe into their plights by the UN fact-finding committee and dispatch of humanitarian aid and dealing with the issue immediately.

The statement said that the painful incidents and suppression and forced migration of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar disturbs all freedom-seeking human beings.

Horrible images of daily killing of men, women and children as well as defenseless old people indicate a new immense catastrophe in the current era, he said.

More catastrophic than that is the silence of the so-called advocates of the human rights and certain governments and international organizations which are observing the appalling incident and genocide of Muslims in Myanmar indifferently, he said.

“I strongly condemn massacre and expulsion of Muslims from Myanmar and underline Myanmar government’s responsibility against the recent incidents and the need for supporting the minority Muslims,” Larijani said.

As per the UN Charter and international resolutions, the parliament speaker stressed the need for shunning double- standard policies in human rights, underlining responsibility of all governments, parliaments, international and regional institutions in line with establishing security and supporting Muslims in Myanmar.

“I will set a committee under Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission to adopt necessary parliamentary measures to immediately stop the crimes and send humanitarian aid,” Larijani said.