1. Myanmar crackdown marks death of Nobel Peace Prize, says Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Myanmar crackdown marks death of Nobel Peace Prize, says Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims marks the "death of the Nobel Peace Prize", Iran's supreme leader said today in a sharp attack on Burmese laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

By: | Tehran | Published: September 12, 2017 6:32 PM
Myanmar crackdown, Nobel Peace Prize, Iranian leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, iran news, rohingya muslims, rohingya violence, rohingya myanmar, myanmar unrest, world news Khamenei said the problem was not about Buddhists and Muslims. (Reuters)

Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims marks the “death of the Nobel Peace Prize”, Iran’s supreme leader said today in a sharp attack on Burmese laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. “A cruel government, at the top of which sits a cruel woman who was awarded a Nobel prize, kills innocent people, sets fire to them, destroys their houses and displaces them and no tangible reaction is seen,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech in Tehran. Once lauded by the international community for standing up to the Myanmar military, Suu Kyi has been sharply criticised around the world for her failure to condemn brutal attacks on her country’s Muslim minority now she is the effective leader.

“Yes, they condemn it, issue statements, but what good does it do? They should take action. This marks the death of the Nobel Peace Prize,” Khamenei said. The United Nations says 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar since the army launched a huge security operation in response to attacks by militants late last month. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein described the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Khamenei said the problem was not about Buddhists and Muslims. “Maybe a few religious fanatics play a role, but a government is doing this. This is a political issue,” he said.

“The solution is for Muslim governments to act. We are not saying they should send troops there, but impose political and economic pressure,” Khamenei said. He called on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to convene “for this specific purpose and to discuss what measures can be taken for these Muslims.” The Iranian Red Crescent has prepared an aid package for the Rohingya but is awaiting permission from Myanmar for its delivery, the Mizan Online news agency reported.

  1. N
    Nishant
    Sep 13, 2017 at 11:30 am
    Had he been so concerned, should he open Iranian Borders to the fleeing refugees.. Mere statement any tom and harry can make....This stunts are a mere action to remain in the limelight ..Had he been so concerned take the refugees with open arms...no one is stopping you....
    Reply
    1. F
      farhango
      Sep 13, 2017 at 5:00 am
      Khamenei should be tried for genocide, manslaughter for countless deaths of Kurds, Balochis, Sunnis and religious minorities. He has threatened Iranian newsmen with death if they write anti regime reports or anti regime news. Thousands of innocents are languishing in prisons for making comments or reporting the atrocities committed by the regime. One should ask him why there are practically no religious minorities in Iran anymore. Pakistan and Turkey like the Iran regime are responsible for deaths of millions. Turkey killing millions of Kurds and Christian Armenians, Pakistan killing millions of Hindus, Buddhists and Christians.Bangladesh killing millions of Hindus. Rohingyas from Bangladesh are illegally in Myanmar and India. Rohingyas terrorists supported by ISIS and Iran attacked houses of Buddhists raping minor girls and driving out non muslims in areas illegal settled by them Press TV of Iran regularly has anti India propaganda. Mr Trump Iran is more dangerous than North Korea
      Reply

      Go to Top