Iran, Pakistan call for more actions to end Rohingya plight

سرلشکر باقری

Tehran (ISNA) - The military chiefs of Iran and Pakistan have called on the Muslim world to take more concrete actions to end the violence against the persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

In a telephone conversation, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri and Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed cooperation between the two countries' armed forces to maintain security along border areas and also talked about the ongoing inhumane situation of Rohingya Muslims.

They said the measures taken to help Rohingya refugees were not enough, urging all military and non-military organizations in the Muslim world to mobilize their resources and facilities to speed up the dispatch of humanitarian aid to the Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar’s forces have been attacking Rohingya Muslims and torching their villages in Rakhine state since October 2016. The attacks have seen a sharp rise since August 25, following a number of armed attacks on police and military posts in the troubled western state.

The United Nations said on Saturday that an estimated 409,000 Rohingya Muslims had fled the violence in Myanmar and crossed into neighboring Bangladesh, as Dhaka pleads for global help to cope with the humanitarian crisis.

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