Hundreds protest in Europe, US in solidarity with Iranian uprising

Randolph Lopez
January 8, 2018

He called on the Iranian government to set up a process to address any serious human rights violations and hold accountable anyone involved.

"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.

Russia's Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia said that if the Council followed the reasoning behind convening the the meeting over domestic protests in Iran, it should have met after the protests in the United States that followed the killing of an African-American teenager in Ferguson by a white police officer in 2014.

US President weighed in on protests in Saturday, warning that the country's people want change and 'oppressive regimes can not endure forever'.

At the forefront of resistance to the Islamist mullahs' bloody crackdown on pro-democratic protesters are U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

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.

Echoing Iran's concern that the demonstrations were fueled by outside powers to promote regime change, Bolivia reminded world powers that "unilateral action, political interventionism, and regime change only ever lead to devastating humanitarian, social and economic consequences".

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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".

Furthermore, U.S. -allied France and the United Kingdom defended the the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program, and noted Iran's compliance.

Amid the unrest and anti-government rallies that began last week, Iran has also seen three days of pro-government demonstrations, with crowds in the tens of thousands. The CIA declined to comment.

Up to 42,000 people have taken part in the protests.

The president has tweeted to commend the protests, expressing "such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government" and pledged "great support from the United States".

The U.S. imposed new sanctions Thursday on five Iranian entities over their involvement in developing ballistic missiles.

He said Iran had already violated the 2015 deal, which imposed curbs on Iran's nuclear capability in return for easing global embargoes.

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