The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran has issued a statement, condemning the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and voicing readiness to help the affected people of that country.
“The horrible crimes of extremist Buddhist groups and the Myanmar army against Rohingya Muslims which has entered a new phase since last week has created a suffering situation for the Muslims,” the IRGC said.
The statement said that the ongoing conflict suggests an organized anti-Islamic plot that, if not stopped, would result in another major genocide in the history of mankind.
“The ineffective global reactions to the genocide of Rohingya Muslims and the deadly silence of the international human rights organizations and the lack of consensus and a powerful front to confront the perpetrators of such crimes are a huge humanitarian crisis today,” the statement added.
Since October 2016, Myanmar’s security forces have been targeting the Rohingya Muslims in a bid to push them out of the western state of Rakhine.
The attacks have intensified since late last month, after alleged armed attacks on police and military posts in Rakhine.
Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has also come under widespread criticism for failing to protect the country’s Muslim minority from persecution.