Emergency Meeting of UN Security Council over Iran Protests
Even though US media has been reporting that the Iran protests have “died down,” Radio Free Europe states that there are continuing protests in Tehran, Shiraz, Dezful, Sanandaj, Tabriz, Ahvaz, Nowshahr, Kerman, and Aligudarz. Ambassador Nikki Haley called for a meeting of the UN Security Council to address the protests – which angered Russia and a handful of other nations because they say the US is “blatantly interfering in the sovereignty of a nation.” Russia demanded a closed door session on Friday.
“We must not be silent. The people of Iran are crying out for freedom. All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause.” Ambassador Nikki Haley
Thus far, official numbers state at least 21 people have been killed and 1,000 arrested in the protests, which erupted on December 28. Unofficial numbers say at least 45 have been killed.
They were massacred by #IRGC, human values say to be voice of voiceless protesters in #UN Security Council. At least 45 are dead #IranProtests #خشم_ایران #تظاهرات_سراسرى @nikkihaley pic.twitter.com/LUhSaVZtdp
— AFSANh (@daryatofani4) January 5, 2018
.@nikkihaley “the Iranian ppl understand the nature of their regime.if you listen to the slogans in #IranProtests,understandings come true very clear. They are saying let go of #Syria, think of us. #Iran is sending missiles and funds Hezbollah, while Iranians are 15% poorer.” pic.twitter.com/xMlNhRuD1s
— Ka Veh (@kaveh20092009) January 5, 2018
Kudos to @UKUN_NewYork for articulating most comprehensive review of Iran’s human rights record at UN Security Council including:
-freedom of expression
-use of death penalty
-weak rule of law
-ensuring freedom of religion/belief
— Ryan Kaminski (@rykaminski) January 5, 2018
I believe they love the west more than any muslims in the world.
Could you imagine a time when they could be a great ally to America.
Jerusalem the capital of Israel
Incredible times we’re living in!
— Mark (@808WhiteDevil) January 5, 2018
One of the most significant views out of this whole situation is this tweet: “America is back and showing muscle.”
May God bless America and God bless president Trump @realDonaldTrump ??????????America is Back and America is showing Muscle .. Iran regime using IRGC forces to eliminate any protests .. so called Democrats send them money ? @SenateDems @NancyPelosi
— Mo.Sarmadi (@MedMamad0909) January 5, 2018