The Supreme leader of the Islamic revolution of the great Atoll Ali Khamenei called on Muslim countries to intervene in Myanmar and to put an end to the persecution of Muslims.
«Of course, I’m not talking about sending troops. But we have to exert political and economic pressure on the Myanmar government to attract the attention of international organizations to the crimes committed by them», — he said.
Particular outrage of the Iranian leader has caused the passivity of Ang San Suu Kyi, who heads the government of Myanmar. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel peace prize. According to Khamenei, its inaction is evidence of the death of this prestigious award.
The situation in Rakhine state (Arakan) in the West of Myanmar has dramatically escalated on August 25 when hundreds of insurgents of movement «the Arakan Rohingya salvation army», which the Republic’s authorities consider a terrorist organization, launched attacks on dozens of the strong points of the police.
According to official data, the number of victims of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Western Myanmar over the last week exceeded 400 people. Most of the dead militants – the Rohingya. More than 2,600 homes burned, and about 38 thousand people from Rakhine have been forced to flee to Bangladesh.