The significance of the Iranian protests

The significance of the Iranian protests

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley offered fierce criticism of Iran at the Security Council Friday afternoon, blasting the regime for ignoring its own people and instead spreading "conflict and instability far and wide".

"This is a matter of fundamental human rights for the Iranian people, but it is also a matter of global peace and security", the USA envoy, Nikki Haley, said in a statement Thursday night.

The United States had called the meeting, portraying Iranian protests as a human rights issue that could spill over into an worldwide problem.

"Human rights are not the gift of governments, they are the inalienable rights of the people themselves", Haley said.

The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said the protests is a human rights issue and it can spill over into an worldwide problem.

Russian Federation and France had similarly argued that it was too soon to discuss the issue at the United Nations in NY.

"It is right and proper - indeed, our assess whether a situation like this could become a threat to worldwide peace and security", British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said before the meeting.

At least 450 people have been arrested and 21 killed in anti-government protests that swept quickly across the Islamic Republic late last week. According to the Iranian authorities more than 450 rioters have been arrested and will be put on trial soon.

The protests were the largest seen in Iran since the disputed 2009 presidential election, and some demonstrators called for the overthrow of the government.

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Today the Iranian people are again rising up to demand freedom and opportunity, and under President Donald Trump, the United States is standing with them.

"The names and whereabouts of all persons detained in connection with these protests ought to be made public and they should be allowed immediate access to their families and legal counsel".

Although the regime was capable to quell anti-government protests in Iran in the past 39 years, night demonstrations continued across the country on Friday.

"If we are not careful, we will end up surreptitiously rebuilding an "axis of evil", Mr Macron added, referring to a comment by former USA president George W. Bush, who used the term to describe the "rogue" regimes of Iran, Iraq and North Korea.

The president has said that "oppressive regimes can not endure forever", and our administration will continue to support the protesters in their calls for freedom and demand that Iran's leaders cease their risky and destabilizing actions at home and overseas. Authorities have said the protests are waning.

The concerns about the nuclear accord come as Trump faces a series of key decisions on Iran starting next week - including whether to honor part of the 2015 agreement that lifted restrictions on Iran's banking, oil and shipping industries.

The Netherlands' ambassador, Karel van Oosterom, called on the Iranian government to set up a process to address any serious human rights violations and hold accountable anyone involved.

In order for the Council meeting that Haley wants to take place, she would need a minimum of nine votes from Council members.

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. State television showed rallies in cities including Amol, Semnan and Shadegan waving Iranian flags and chanting "Death to America", "Death to Israel" and "Death to Britain".

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