Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the US move to call the meeting was a "bogus pretext" to include "purely political issues" surrounding Iran on the Security Council agenda.
At least 21 people were killed and 450 were arrested in the protests, many in clashes with security forces trying to quell the rallies.
Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, criticized the U.S. push to hold Friday's meeting as an intrusion into Iranian affairs. (Tehran's police chief announced last week that women won't be arrested for failing to wear one in public.) The unrest is reportedly due to economic conditions - not exactly a shock for a country that is still reeling from years of U.S. -led sanctions.
Yet the U.S. and President Trump also face a dilemma. This is a mistake by the Security Council, he said.
What will be the fallout from Iran's protests? Yet any surge in material prosperity Rouhani delivers is certain to undermine the religious faith undergirding the theocratic regime.
These blacklists were included in the sanctions, and barred U.N. members from participating in business with these companies. There has been some question as to whether Donald Trump expressing support could help or hinder.
Iran's Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri argued that the president's detractors, as well as the Islamic Republic's "enemies, " including theUnited States, may have triggered the protests.
"The United States is abusing the platform of the Security Council".
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday declared the defeat of what he described as "sedition" in the country. So has the pitched battle over American foreign policy on Iran, which renders Iran's domestic realities as talking points in a conversation that is really about us.
People protest in Los Angeles, California, U.S., in support of anti-government protesters in Iran, January 3, 2018. "Every U.N. member state is sovereign, but member states cannot use sovereignty as a shield when they categorically deny their people human rights and fundamental freedoms".
Obama would not do even that, however. He also said he believed anyone who burned Iran's flag should be sentenced to death.
State television showed live pictures of rallies in several cities, including central Shahr-e Kord where hundreds, many clutching umbrellas, had gathered despite heavy snowfall. "Will it address the legitimate concerns of its people or suppress the voices of its own populace?" Unrest spread to more than 80 cities and rural towns as thousands of young and working-class Iranians voiced anger at corruption, unemployment and a deepening gap between rich and poor. They can tell a compelling story about how the problems of the country are problems caused by the regime, giving the resistance a sense of purpose, wealth, organization and expertise.
The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting at the request of the US on Friday to discuss the anti-government protests that rocked Iran last week.
"We are also very concerned at reports that the Government has blocked the internet on mobile networks, and that social media services like Instagram and messaging services like Telegram have been shut down in an attempt to quell the protests". But Western news agencies insist there were anti-government protests as recently as Friday.
La bactérie incriminée est probablement la même que celle qui avait frappé le site en 2005, a indiqué lundi l'Institut Pasteur . Tous étaient en bonne santé. " Le nombre est assez faible " et " je ne pense pas qu'il devrait beaucoup évoluer ", a affirmé M.
La flexibilité fait aujourd’hui partie des considérations essentielles pour presque tous les produits présents sur le marché. Il vous suffit d’appuyer sur un bouton, et le siège se repositionnera dans la position qui vous convient.
Les candidats " sont très complices cette année, encore plus que les autres années ", avait noté Philippe Etchebest . Il y aura donc comme un air de revanche dans cette saison de Top Chef , chacun voulant accéder au sacre ultime.
Les noms n'étaient bien sûr pas les mêmes mais je pense qu'il fallait qu'il exprime ce qu'il ressentait à l'époque. D'ailleurs, au début de cette relation amoureuse interdite , Emmanuel Macron a été bien inspiré par sa muse .
The Brazilian has become one of the hottest young properties in Europe after becoming an integral part of the Bordeaux set-up. The Frenchman was tight-lipped over the future of the Chile international but did not deny that approaches had been made.
Claude Lelouch travaillait en effet sur une saga présentant deux familles qui traversent le XXe siècle de 1937 à nos jours. Surtout, se trouvait dans un des sacs l'unique exemplaire du scénario de son prochain film " Oui et Non ".
La photo du sweat-shirt non porté reste accessible en ligne. " Le noir est beau ", a écrit le joueur sur son compte Instagram. Nous sommes profondément désolés que cette photo ait été prise, et nous regrettons également le texte inscrit sur ce pull .
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