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

Hannah Rogers
January 8, 2018

Earlier in the week, the USA government announced it was suspending security assistance to the country.

Once again, the US and the media are interfering with internal Iranian affairs. A similar rally followed Friday prayers in Tehran.

In comments that echoed the President's, Ms Haley said the world should "applaud" the protesters' "courage", adding: "The Iranian regime is now on notice: The world will be watching what you do".

She called on all of her other colleagues in the Security Council to join her in amplifying the message of the Iranian people.

Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the demonstrations are a domestic matter, not an worldwide security issue warranting the attention of the UN's most powerful body. "Let Iran deal with its own problems".

We have debated the proper role of human rights in the Security Council.

Members of the UNSC were first split on the issue of whether the council has jurisdiction over the Iranian situation but they voted, nevertheless, in favour of allowing the members to consider the USA complaint against Tehran.

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"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.

Tehran University vice-president Majid Sarsangi said the university had set up a committee to track the fate of students arrested during the unrest. The country has increasingly has blamed its foreign foes for fomenting the unrest.

"It is unfortunate that despite the resistance on the part of some of its members, this council has allowed itself to be abused by the current United States of America administration in holding a meeting on an issue that falls outside the scope of its mandate", Khoshroo said. They're exhausted of sacrificing at home to support Iran's meddlesome policies overseas. We must be wary of any attempts to exploit this crisis for personal ends."Les droits de l'homme".

"It's another attempt [at bullying] by the US, which has lost authority and credibility in the eyes of the whole world", said Khoshroo. In Iraq and Syria, where various actors are seeking to make themselves shareholders in the future of both countries, Iran has extensive clout that can be directed against Washington in the aftermath of the Islamic State's defeats a year ago. Andrew Peek, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran, stated that the administration will not pursue regime change in Tehran, but instead seek to pressure the Islamic Republic into changing its conduct.

The president's tweets have not called for violence or disruptive acts, but he has commended them.

Iranian officials maintain that people have the right to stage protests to express their opinions, as long as rallies comply with the legal conditions. He also has described Iran as "failing at every level" and declared it is "TIME FOR CHANGE!"

"The UNSC rebuffed the US' naked attempt to hijack its mandate". When the discussion took place, France rejected American efforts to make the protests an excuse for ditching the 2015 nuclear deal.

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