Iran parliament to hold extraordinary session on Myanmar genocide

IRNA – Iran Majlis (Parliament) is to hold an extraordinary session on genocide of Myanmar Muslim minority on Wednesday, a member of the parliament said.

Officials from the Iranian Foreign Ministry will also be invited to attend the meeting, Vice Chairman of Iran’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Kamal Dehqani Firouzabadi said.

Unfortunately, Myanmar Muslims are in the worst condition, he said.

He urged all countries to ask international bodies to make effort in solving Myanmar crisis.

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have been subject to cruel ethnic cleansing in the past three years. prior to the 2015 Rohingya refugee crisis and the military crackdown in 2016 and 2017, the Rohingya population in Myanmar was around 1.1 to 1.3 million. They reside mainly in the northern Rakhine townships.

Many Rohingyas have fled to neighboring states. More than 100,000 Rohingyas in Myanmar live in camps for internally displaced persons, not allowed by authorities to leave.