Friday, January 05, 2018

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley: "Iranian regime is now on notice" - CBS

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting Friday called by the United States to consider the protests that have roiled Iran in recent days. After garnering Russian support for an open Council meeting, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley made her point that the protests in Iran are not sponsored by outside agitators and that the Iranian government is "now on notice" that the world is watching, reports CBS News' Pamela Falk.

Haley spoke Friday after her country called the meeting. She said the international community must also "do more" to prevent Iran from silencing protesters' messages, particularly by blocking some social media platforms. 

Iran tried to block the meeting, writing a letter to the Secretary General saying the U.S. has "stepped up its acts of intervention."  

"Today the people of Iran are speaking to their government, and their message is undeniable: 'Stop the support for terrorism. Stop giving billions of our money to killers and dictators. Stop taking our wealth and spending it on foreign fighters and proxy wars. Think of us,'" Haley said. 

During the hearing, Haley called on her colleagues to "amplify the message of the Iranian people." She also called government of Iran to "stop censoring the voice of the people, and to restore the access to the internet." 

"We will not be quiet," she said. "No dishonest attempt to call the protesters puppets of foreign powers will change that. The Iranian people know the truth, and we know the truth. They are acting on their own will. Nothing will stop Americans from standing in solidarity with them." 

U.S. President Donald Trump and members of his administration have praised the anti-government protesters as people standing up to a repressive and corrupt regime. Haley said Friday that "the world should applaud their courage," and the U.S. "stands unapologetically with those in Iran who seek freedom for themselves." - Read More

U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran - CBS News


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