The world will be watching what you do, US warns Iran

The world will be watching what you do, US warns Iran

At Friday rallies in Iran, pro-government demonstrators chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".

While Russia believes the UN Security Council has no business getting involved, British ambassador Matthew Rycroft said it was "right and proper - indeed, our responsibility to assess whether a situation like this could become a threat to global peace and security".

"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", Trump said, again quoting from the UN speech. HaleyHaley: "Open question" if USA athletes will attend Olympics amid North Korea tensions Haley: Trump isn't deciding who controls east Jerusalem Emergency UN Security Council meeting called after Trump's Jerusalem announcement: report MORE called for a series of emergency sessions with the U.N. Security Council in response to the spreading protests, which have led to the deaths of 21 people and arrests of hundreds of others.

Haley, who is becoming known for her firebrand United Nations speeches, told her United Nations colleagues the US unequivocally supports protesters in Iran, who have been protesting for more than a week for their freedom.

"We will not be quiet", she told the meeting.

The widespread demonstrations were initially triggered by the worsening economic situation in the country but soon touched upon other issues relevant to the level of democracy and respect for human rights in the country.

Iran is not a member of the Security Council but its ambassador, Gholamali Khoshroo, was invited to participate.

"And let there be no doubt whatsoever: the United States stands unapologetically with those in Iran who seek freedom for themselves, prosperity for their families, and dignity for their nation".

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"This is nothing but another desperate attempt by the USA administration to escape, as it has lost every shred of moral, political and legal authority and credibility in the eyes of the whole world", he said.

Observing that the Council's primary responsibility is maintaining global peace and security, Wu Haito of China said that it should not be the venue for discussing the human rights situation of any country.

"However worrying the events of the last few days in Iran may be, they do not constitute per se a threat to global peace and security", Ambassador Francois Delattre said.

The Trump administration has denied having any hand in the demonstrations, saying they arose completely spontaneously.

China also described the meeting as meddling in Iran's affairs.

"Today the people of Iran are speaking to their government, and their message is undeniable: Stop the support for terrorism".

The Security Council "rebuffed the U.S.' naked attempt to hijack its mandate", Mr. Zarif wrote on Twitter. "Another FP (foreign policy) blunder for the Trump administration". The days of pro-government rallies drew crowds in the tens of thousands.

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