Iran Ready to Dispatch Medical Teams to Myanmar
the Basij Organization of Iran’s Medical Society Mohammad Rayeeszadeh
voiced the society’s readiness to dispatch medics, nurses and relief
and rescue forces to help Myanmar’s Muslims who are under the daily
attacks of the majority in the Southeast Asian country.
Basij (volunteer) organization of the Medical Society is prepared to
dispatch emergency teams of physicians, nurses and rescue workers to
Myanmar,” Rayeeszadeh told FNA on Saturday.
He further called
on the relevant governmental bodies to pave the ground for the
dispatch of Iranian medics to Myanmar.
Rayeeszadeh announced that
his organization has so far dispatched medical teams to Somalia,
Lebanon, Kenya, Somalia and Iraq.
The government of Myanmar
refuses to recognize Rohingyas, who it claims are not natives and
classifies as illegal migrants, although the Rohingya are said to be
Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin,
who migrated to Burma as early as the 8th century.
so-called democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has kept quiet on the
atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims.
President Thein Sein said Rohingya Muslims must be expelled from the
country and sent to refugee camps run by the United Nations.
UN says decades of discrimination have left the Rohingyas stateless,
with Myanmar implementing restrictions on their movement and
withholding land rights, education and public services.
June, hundreds of members of the nearly-one-million-strong Rohingya
Muslim minority have been killed and tens of thousands of others
among them have been displaced in the west of the country due to a
wave of communal violence.
Over the past two years, waves of
ethnic Muslims have attempted to flee by boats in the face of
systematic oppression by the Myanmar government.