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January 2, 2018 4:49 pm

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley Seeking Emergency Security Council Meeting on Iran Protests

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US Ambassador Nikki Haley speaking at the UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Reuters / Lucas Jackson.

The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday praised the courage of Iranian demonstrators and said protests across the Islamic Republic were spontaneous and not driven by outside forces.

After she read out social media posts written by Iranians in support of the demonstrations, many of which openly called for the overthrow of the Tehran regime, Haley dismissed Iranian leaders’ contention that the unrest was being orchestrated by their external enemies.

“We all know that’s complete nonsense,” she said. “The demonstrations are completely spontaneous. They are virtually in every city in Iran. This is the precise picture of a long oppressed people’s rising up against their dictators.”

Haley said the US was seeking emergency sessions on Iran at the United Nations Security Council in New York and at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

“We must not be silent,” she said. “The people of Iran are crying out for freedom.”

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on Tuesday called out the UN for “hypocrisy” in the face of the Iranian protests.


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  • Larinthian

    We wouldn’t be having problems with Iran today if Carter would have supported the shah in the late seventies, his failure to do so, opened the door for the current regime to take power. In 2009, we had another opportunity to assist the Iranian people during their uprising, but Obama didn’t take any action. Overthrowing the current dictatorship in Iran, would not only free the Iranian people from the shackles of oppression but would also remove a menace throughout the middle east and lessen terrorism all over the world.

  • UN should be close down a disgrace to democracy and justice. USA and Israel the only one support million of Iranian right for freedom. Why the UN with EU and other regime like Russia, Turkey, China, North Korea that call himself a democratic republic like China what a joke!! had the courage to support the regime and even blame USA and Israel? UN should be dismantle and only real democratic nation should be allow to partecipate not false regime or corrupt democracy like South Africa and many other. You can dialogue with regime and politician that are rotten !!

  • Reb_Yaakov

    Just as the U.S. is announcing a cut in funding to the UN, it goes to the latter seeking action, a bit of irony. As we all know, the UN will do nothing. The only good that will accrue from bringing the issue up in the Security Council and in the Human Rights Council is that it will show up the hypocritical European and other nations of the world for what they are.

    Since when did the current Iranian regime care about what anyone else thinks about them anyway? Their ideology is a radical form of Islam while that of the rest of the world is unbridled capitalism, where money trumps morals. How different Judaism is from these aberrant ways of thinking.