Guterres Urges Bangladesh to Keep Borders Open for Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Guterres Urges Bangladesh to Keep Borders Open for Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar

"The Secretary-General is deeply concerned at the reports of civilians being killed during security operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State," Dujarric said, RIA Novosti reported. "Recognizing that Bangladesh has generously hosted refugees from Myanmar for decades, the Secretary-General appeals for the authorities to continue to allow the Rohingya fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh." Guterres, whose last statement on Myanmar came just last Friday, reiterated the importance of "addressing the root causes of the violence" and stressed that the responsibility for helping people in need and ensuring their security lies on the Government of Myanmar. He also emphasized the need to grant humanitarian agencies unimpeded access to the affected communities. More than 70 people were killed on Friday in coordinated attacks on security posts and military bases in the state of Rakhine. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi strongly condemned the attacks. Rakhine often suffers from clashes between Myanmar's Muslims and Buddhists.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi voiced Tehran's extreme worries about the unknown fate of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as a result of that country's crackdown on the minority group.
About 1,000 ethnic Rohingya villagers from Myanmar forced their way Monday into Bangladesh after coming under fire from Myanmar soldiers, in fallout from violence unleashed last week. [PHOTOS]