Zarif, Cavusoglu discuss Burmese Muslims

TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Cavusoglu held a phone conversation on Monday, discussing the deteriorating situation of Muslims in Myanmar.

During a telephone conversation on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, exchanged views on the latest anti-humanitarian crimes in Rakhin Province of Myanmar.

The two top diplomats discussed the conditions of Rohingya Muslims, a minority of around 1,000,000 people in Myanmar, who have been denied citizenship by the Burmese government for many years, and has recently been violently attacked by military forces of Myanmar.

The two sides discussed the some measures and solutions devised to deliver humanitarian reliefs to the oppressed people of Myanmar.

According to the UN statistics, over 400 Muslims have been killed in the past week after the Burmese forces shored up crack-down against Rohingya Muslims residing in the north western areas of the SE Asian country. The Myanmar army is said to use the pretext of war on terror for these attacks.

The Burmese government is denying citizenship to the Muslims of its country, providing the excuse that they have illegally immigrated to Myanmar after 1830.

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