US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks for a bid to renew an worldwide inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, during a meeting of the UN Security Council at the United Nations headquarters in NY.
Other members of the Security Council particularly Russia has shown different reactions to the U.S. demand to an extent that Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova while referring to the way the United States deal with protest gatherings in other parts of the world said perhaps the USA envoy to the United Nations (Nikki Haley) has some interesting things to say about suppression of popular protests in Ferguson and Wall Street. "They are attempting to silence the voice of the Iranian people".
Haley accused the government of funding a pro-regime military campaign in Syria, backing Shiite militias in Iraq and supporting a crony elite while ordinary Iranians struggle. "Every U.N. member state is sovereign, but member states can not use sovereignty as a shield when they categorically deny their people human rights and fundamental freedoms". "If the concerns are not acknowledged, then peace and security are inevitably threatened".
However, minutes later, Nikki Haley US Ambassador praised the protests in Iran as a "powerful exhibition of courageous people".
The Iranian people are telling their government to "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", said Haley.
Heading into the council chamber, US Ambassador Nikki Haley gave reporters a thumbs-up and answered "yes" when asked if she had the nine votes needed for Friday's meeting to go ahead.
On Friday, Iranians held multiple rallies across the country to condemn the USA administration's support for recent anti-government protests.
For its part, Iran has accused the U.S. of "grotesque" meddling in social media to incite unrest - and thus tampering with Iranian affairs, according to a letter sent to the United Nations on Thursday.More news: Mega Millions, Powerball Tip $1 Billion in Combined Jackpots
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month by Myanmar's government against the Asian nation's Rohingya Muslim minority amounted to "ethnic cleansing."Haley's Christmas Eve announcement on cuts to the UN budget for 2018-2019 came days after the US in years at the UN Security Council".
Russian Federation scoffed at the idea.
Russia's deputy foreign minister has called the U.S. proposal "harmful and destructive".
France's ambassador to the United Nations told the Security Council the protests in Iran did not require a meeting before the worldwide body.
"The United States has spoken clearly and unequivocally", Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Wednesday. "It's time for them to stand up".
U.S. president Donald Trump and members of his administration have praised the anti-government demonstrators as people standing up to a repressive and corrupt regime that is trying to silence them.
Uncertainty over how long the protests will continue has prompted European countries to collectively take a much more cautious approach to what it says publicly than the US.