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Publish Date: 16:06 - 13 September 2017
TEHRAN, September 13 - Chairman of Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the commission is going to send a delegation to Myanmar for investigate the Muslims’ situation and provide them with required help.

Iranian lawmakers to visit MyanmarTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - He also referred to killing Muslims in Myanmar, and called for concrete practical steps to send humanitarian aid and provide political and diplomatic support for them.

Sending a delegation of Iranian lawmakers to Myanmar has been approved by the commission on Wednesday session, he said.

He also blasted silence of the international community on slaughter of Muslims in Rohingya.

Myanmar’s military stepped up a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims on August 25, after dozens of police and border outposts in the northern state of Rakhine allegedly came under attack by an armed group that is said to be defending the rights of the Rohingya.

The Rohingya, who had already been under a military siege in Rakhine since October 2016, are being brutally killed, raped, or forced to leave their homes as their villages are being set on fire.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday censured the Myanmarese government for the violence, and said the OIC had to convene to discuss the crisis.

Meanwhile, the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) says it has prepared a first batch of a total of 160 tons of humanitarian aid cargo for shipment to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

IRCS Director Mostafa Mohammadiyoun said 40 tons of the cargo, including food, water, and medical supplies, would be delivered to the Rohingya on Wednesday.

The IRCS also voiced readiness to set up makeshift hospitals for the Muslim refugees in Bangladesh.

The UN estimates that at least 370,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since late last month. Many of those who have managed to take refuge in the country say Myanmarese soldiers and Buddhist mobs have been attacking civilians and burning down their homes.


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