Russian Federation criticises United States decision to call UN meeting on Iranian protests

  • Russian Federation criticises United States decision to call UN meeting on Iranian protests

Russian Federation criticises United States decision to call UN meeting on Iranian protests

"As the Iranian people suffer, their government and the IRGC fund foreign militants, terrorist networks, and human rights abuses".

America's ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said the meeting showed Iran that "the world will be watching" its actions.

"And I call on the Government of Iran to stop censoring the voice of the people and to restore the access to the internet".

The matter of whether the UNSC can exercise jurisdiction over the internal situation in Iran, that gave rise to mass demonstrations across the entire country with the death toll reaching over 50 and hundreds others injured or arrested by Iranian security forces, is debatable. They are calling out, Think of us.

"These sanctions target key entities involved in Iran's ballistic missile program, which the Iranian regime prioritizes over the economic well-being of the Iranian people", Mnuchin said.

"We will not be quiet", she told the meeting. When the rights of the people are denied, the people rightly resist.

"No dishonest attempt to call the protesters "puppets of foreign powers" will change that".

Since unprecedented protests erupted across major Iranian cities last month, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, or the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), has sought to capitalise on such complicated developments to push Donald Trump's administration more in favor of the group's regime change agenda. "And we know the truth", Haley added. "Let Iran deal with its own problems".

Solidarity with the historic resistance of the people of Iran for freedom
Solidarity with the historic resistance of the people of Iran for freedom

There is a long history of USA bullying at the UN, and the case of the Iranian protest was a preposterous example of interference in the purely internal affairs of a nation.

Envoys from several other countries including China expressed reservations about whether the council was the right place to debate the issue.

"It is right and proper - indeed, our responsibility.to assess whether a situation like this could become a threat to worldwide peace and security", British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said before the meeting.

Still, the United Nations charter empowers the council to "investigate any dispute, or any situation which might lead to global friction", and the USA wasn't alone in thinking the Iranian protests qualified.

The French diplomat was blunt when he said that the violations of the demonstrators' rights "do not constitute per se a threat to global peace and security".

Khoshoroo alleged that the U.S. has a long history of intervening in the internal affairs of Iran, including a continuous pattern of disruption in the democratisation process in Iran.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account that the meeting was "another foreign policy blunder for the Trump administration". He refused this past fall to certify Iran's compliance with the pact and said the benefits to Iran were disproportionate to the concessions it made.