Iran, Russia Vow Decisive Response to US New SanctionsIran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned on Wednesday that the US fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic will not go unanswered, while Russian official also reacted to the sanctions package that targets Tehran, Moscow, and Pyongyang.
Activists and journalists in newly democratic Myanmar continue to be followed and questioned by state surveillance agents, a U.N. envoy said on Friday, at the conclusion of a visit she said was beset by official snooping and access restrictions.
The global community is reluctant to form an independent body to investigate crimes Myanmar government commited against Rohingya Muslims in, a Europe-based rights group told, warning that the persecuted minority group is suffering a “slow-burning genocide".
United Nations official Yanghee Lee described Myanmar military crimes against minority Rohingya as “harrowing” acts of violence and discrimination, calling on the country to put an end to its clampdown on the Muslim minority.
Alwaght- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the international community for turning a blind eye to the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, urging the Muslim world to unite in support of the persecuted minority, Press TV reported.