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U.S. faces criticism at Security Council meeting on Iran protests

U.S. faces criticism at Security Council meeting on Iran protests

Nikki Haley also said the global community can't let Iran silence protesters' messages, particularly by blocking some social media platforms. The U.S. called the United Nations meeting on Friday, portraying the protests as a human rights issue that could spill over into an global problem.

But Russia and Iran complained tartly that the US was dragging a council focused on worldwide security into what they called a domestic matter.

At the forefront of resistance to the Islamist mullahs' bloody crackdown on pro-democratic protesters are U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

State television showed rallies in cities including Amol, Semnan and Shadegan waving Iranian flags and chanting "Death to America", "Death to Israel" and "Death to Britain". A similar rally followed Friday prayers in Tehran. U.S. President Donald Trump cheered on protesters, calling Iran a "brutal and corrupt regime", while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "wish [ed] the Iranian people success in their noble quest for freedom".

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya, left, speaks to American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley before the security council meeting. "The Iranian regime is now on notice: The world will be watching what you do".




The French ambassador to the United Nations, Francois Delattre, has said recent protests in Iran do not threaten global peace and security. Iran's Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo slammed the meeting as a "farce" and a "waste of time" and said the Council should instead focus on addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the war in Yemen.

Russia, a close ally of Iran's, agreed.

He continued: 'The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran's people are what their leaders fear the most....' "Let Iran deal with its own problems". Envoys from several other countries, from China to newcomer Equatorial Guinea, expressed reservations about whether the council was the right forum for the issue.

"Why is the United States, a permanent member of the Security Council and one of the authors of the UN Charter, undermining the authority of the Security Council as the main body responsible for maintaining global peace and security?" The country has increasingly has blamed its foreign foes for fomenting the unrest.


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