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Publish Date: 9:34 - 05 February 2018
TEHRAN, February 5 - The UN's human rights chief says Myanmar's persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority has the potential to spark regional conflict.

UN: Rohingya crisis could endanger regional security

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein reiterated while in Indonesia on Monday that acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing may have occurred in the campaign of violence against Rohingya that sparked an exodus of nearly 1 million people to neighboring Bangladesh.

Zeid said, "Myanmar faces a very serious crisis with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region."

He said, "If the Rohingya crisis were to spark a broader conflict based on religious identities, the ensuing disputes could be a cause for great alarm."

Source: Al-Alam, AP

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