Friday, January 5, 2018

Iran , UN : Nikki Haley praised the protests as a "powerful exhibition of brave people"

Nikki Haley
Russia has fiercely criticised the US for convening the UN Security Council over protests in Iran.

Russia's envoy Vassily Nebenzia said Iran should be left to "deal with its own problems" and that involving the council in an "internal affair" damaged the top body.

Minutes earlier, US Ambassador Nikki Haley praised the protests as a "powerful exhibition of brave people".

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  1. By calling a UN Security Council meeting with the demand to support anti-government protesters in Iran, the US is trying to bend the UNSC mandate, which does not deal with countries' internal affairs, the Russian envoy said.
    “We obviously regret the loss of lives as a result of the demonstrations that were not so peaceful. However, let Iran deal with its own problems, especially since this is precisely what’s taking place,” Russian envoy to the UN Vasiliy Nebenzia said.

    Vassily Nebenzia slammed the US for diverting attention from important international issues the UN Security Council should be addressing.

    “You are dispersing the energy of the Security Council, instead of focusing it on dealing with key crisis situations in Afghanistan, Syria Libya, Iraq, Yemen, DPRK, the African continent. Instead of that, you are proposing that we interfere in the internal affairs of a state."

    "We don't want to get involved in destabilizing Iran or any other country."

    He also reminded Washington of its own history of cracking down on protests.

    "If we follow your logic, then we should have meetings of the Security Council after the events in Ferguson or after the dispersal by force of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Manhattan.”


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