Iran's UN Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroosaid in a letter that the U.S. government had "stepped up its acts of intervention in a grotesque way in Iran's internal affairs" and accused Washington of violating international law and the principles of the UN charter.
"Today the people of Iran are speaking to their government, and their message is undeniable: 'Stop the support for terrorism".
To understand the frustrations driving the young, working-class Iranians who began the protests, I recommend reading Shahram Khosravi's "Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran", published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Meanwhile, China's Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Wu Haitao said Friday his country took note of protests in Iran but believed they were its domestic issue that lay outside of UN's scope.
The latest protests are, however, not seen as a challenge to the regime as were the 2009-10 demonstrations against the re-election of ultra-hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a fraudulent poll. "Let there be no doubt whatsoever, the US stands unapologetically with those in Iran who seek freedom for themselves prosperity for their families, and dignity for their nation". Amid the wave of anti-government unrest, massive pro-government rallies were also staged across Iran, with participants reportedly numbering in the tens of thousands.
The anti-government demonstrations first broke out in Mashhad, Iran's second-largest city, on Dec. 28 and later spread to several other cities and towns. Another FP blunder for the Trump administration. He claimed they only went on as long as they did because of the "leniency, restrain, tolerance and interaction" of the government security forces.
Experts believe, that it has made a tremendous difference between now and then.
The European Union is urging all those concerned, who are currently in Iran to refrain from any violence. Check out the inimitable Carnegie Endowment fellow Karim Sadjadpour @ksadjadpour; intrepid Iranian-born journalists Maziar Bahari @maziarbahari, Farnaz Fassihi @farnazfassihi, and Borzou Daragahi @borzou; the Brookings Institution's Suzanne Maloney @MaloneySuzanne; and human-rights activist Gissou Nia @GissouNia.
Despite Khamenei's statement, democratically elected President Hassan Rohani cautioned on Monday that many of the protestors had legitimate concerns that should be addressed, such as income inequality.
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Mass pro-government rallies have taken their place in many Iranian cities.
But Russia and Iran complained that the U.S. was dragging the U.N.'s most powerful body into what they called a domestic matter.
Ordinary Iranians have bad memories of war and revolution. A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said that no such meetings were called when US police cracked down on the Occupy Wall Street movement or the Fergusonprotests.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday deplored the loss of life, saying: "Further violence must be avoided". Lip service does not help the desperate Iranian people.
The United States requested an emergency session to deliver a scathing rebuke of the Iranian government, and throw its full backing behind anti-government protesters.
That was a warning as much for the U.S.as Iran. Since these protests began with economic demands, and demonstrators have escalated to an ultimatum of fundamental regime change. Some demonstrators have called for the government's overthrow. "We encourage all member states to uphold their commitments so that the Iranian people see the tangible benefits of this deal".
"The government's instruction to the Revolutionary Guards to hit hard against the protesters, and the judiciary's threats of harsh punishment, are unacceptable".
The remarks by Mohammad Javad Zarif at a security conference in Tehran echoed the Iranian authorities' stance, which alleges that foreign powers - including regional rival Saudi Arabia - stirred up unrest linked to the protests.
"The Iranian dictatorship is trying to do what it always does, which is to say that the protests were designed by enemies".
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His Real Madrid side played quite poorly this season and he has been dealing with large shares of the criticism himself. This is something which will only further his playing career and his first accolade may come as soon as this summer.
Il aurait ainsi eu une discussion constructive avec le meneur de jeu argentin, complète le quotidien sportif L'Équipe . Pour Cavani , c'est différent. "Je n'ai jamais parlé avec Thiago Silva de mon problème ni de mon futur".
En revanche, malgré son souhait de rester au PSG et une présence à l'entraînement collectif, Hatem Ben Arfa n'est pas retenu. C'est sans Neymar et Javier Pastore que se déplacera le PSG sur la pelouse de Nantes dimanche (21h).
Des trois finalistes, seule l'Angola sera de la partie, en raison de l'élimination du Ghana (2009 et 2014) et du Mali (2016). De quoi donner la chance aux autres grandes équipes, surtout celles qui ont déjà occupé la troisième place au CHAN .
The last seeks to sidestep this destiny by trying to build a modern economy layered on an archaic regime, but it cannot work. They are asking for something that no government can legitimately deny them: their human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Exploitées, les images de vidéosurveillance provenant des caméras a proximité du collège n'ont pas permis d'en savoir plus. Après un dernier appel téléphonique passé à sa maman vers 17h05, il n'a plus donné signe de vie.
Là, il n'y aura plus qu'une vitre entre l'animal et ses admirateurs. "On ne s'attendait tout de même pas à un tel déferlement". Yuan Meng, au pelage gris et blanc rosé, s'est affiché en présence de sa maman, dans son enclos, peu après 10h.
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