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Iran put on notice over deadly protests — US


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley offered fierce criticism of Iran at the Security Council Friday afternoon, blasting the regime for ignoring its own people and instead spreading "conflict and instability far and wide".

Iran's envoy to the UN told a Security Council meeting on Friday that the move by the US to bring the domestic issues of his county to the council was an abuse of power.

The protests in Iran evolved due to Iranian government corruption and deteriorating economic stability which has led to the ever-increasing costs of petroleum, products, and services and by all accounts, the protestors say that no matter what the Iranian government does, they will not halt the demonstrations.

Majority emphasized the need to fully implement the JCPOA (Iran's nuclear deal) and to refrain from interfering in internal affairs of others.

"The Iranian regime is finally on notice: The world will be watching what you do", she said.

"We are very disturbed by the way the authorities have responded to the protests", the four Special Rapporteurs said in their statement, released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. He expressed the certainty that the real purpose behind the motion to convene the meeting on Iran was a "camouflaged attempt to use the current events for pushing ahead with efforts to undermine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for a settlement over the Iranian nuclear program".

On Friday, tens of thousands of government supporters again took to the streets across Iran, state TV reported.

I endorse Sadjadpour's suggestions - including careful U.S. statements of solidarity that support peaceful demonstrations and helping Iranians get the technology to circumvent regime internet blackouts. Another FP blunder for the Trump administration.

Rohani reconnaît le droit des Iraniens à la protestation, mais sans violences
Des centaines de personnes ont été interpellées, selon les autorités et les réseaux sociaux . Trump. "Il est temps que ça change". "L'Amérique est avec le peuple iranien".

The UN experts said they shared the concerns of Iranian civil society groups for those arrested. The number of cities hosting protests has also reportedly decreased. News and video records of major protests in Iran pushed Brent prices to $67 a barrel before analysts started pointing out that the risk to oil supply from the protesters themselves was low. Nothing is more indicative of Trump hypocrisy than cheering the demonstrators while preventing visits from Iranian artists, scholars and relatives of the large Iranian American population. European and Asian states should reduce their diplomatic ties with Iran and downgrade Iran's participation in international forums.

Western governments are split about how vigorously to support the Iranian protesters. And in October, US President Donald Trump refused to recertify the nuclear deal and called on Congress to consider restoring sanctions.

The consumption of bread, milk and red meat in Iranian households had decreased by between 30% and 50% over the past 10 years, according to BBC Persian.

The Revolutionary Guards and their affiliated Basij militia suppressed unrest in 2009, in which dozens of pro-reform Iranians were killed.

He warned that by calling such meetings the US "wastes the Security Council's energy". "The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights".

Of all the advice that Trump has been fed by his team on various issues, perhaps the most questionable has been the intel regarding the Middle East, and specifically Iran. Rouhani could become the man to break the disastrous grip of the conservative clerics on Iran. This poses a direct threat to Israel, and indirectly to Saudi Arabia and the U.S. -backed Sunni coalition. One difference between now and 2009 is that almost the whole nation is now plugged online. The Iranian regime is the top state sponsor of terrorism. Demonstrations have spiraled into a general outcry against the ruling elite and policies inside the country and abroad. Mogherini continues "In the last days, we have been in touch with the Iranian authorities".

Last month, the US was isolated at the UN when it was left with virtually no support for its call for Jerusalem to be recognised as the capital of Israel. A week ago, that might have been Rouhani, but he seems to have lost his chance.

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