Your letters: USA helped create conditions Iranians are protesting

Your letters: USA helped create conditions Iranians are protesting

Your letters: USA helped create conditions Iranians are protesting

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, second from left, speaks to members of the American delegation before a Security Council meeting on the situation in Iran at United Nations headquarters.

He said that Iran has reached some of its most important post-JCPOA deals with France and added "unless France corrects its conduct toward the Islamic Republic of Iran, we must not allow their officials, including the french foreign minister, to visit Iran".

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley argued the unrest could escalate into full-blown conflict and drew a comparison with Syria.

The U.S. Treasury Department announced the sanctions on Thursday in retaliation for the government's ongoing deadly crackdown against protesters, which has killed at least twelve Iranian citizens.

The U.S. called Friday's meeting after giving moral support to the anti-government protesters in a week of demonstrations and counter-demonstrations.

"The Iranian regime is finally on notice: The world will be watching what you do", she said. "The United States is abusing the platform of the security council", said Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, whose country has close ties to Iran.

Republicans in the United States should take note and think twice before pursuing their stated plans to make cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other safety-net programs to pay for their tax-cut bill, which mainly benefited the interests of their wealthy donors.


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. Some demonstrators have called for the government's overthrow.

He said his government has "hard evidence" recent protests in Iran were very clearly directed from overseas.

Earlier in the week, the US government announced it was suspending security assistance to the country. "But I want to make sure that, yes, where people are peacefully protesting they have have the right to peaceably protest, but that they are not also manipulated by other forces that are equally as abhorrent as the Iranian regime".

He said the administration of President Donald Trump, in "numerous absurd tweets, had incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts" which violated worldwide law. Moreover, with President Trump imposing a travel ban on Iranians and calling Iran a terrorist nation, his statement about respecting the right of Iranians "to express themselves" is just some pretty words.

Tens of thousands gathered across Iran yesterday in a show of strength for the regime after days of deadly unrest, with state television showing crowds marching through several cities.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter after the session that the Security Council "rebuffed the U.S.' naked attempt to hijack its mandate".

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