UN Security Council meeting on protests a Trump 'foreign policy blunder'

14 Janvier, 2018, 02:30 | Auteur: Armand Coulomb
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The article continued, "The people of Iran once again proved they are always supportive of their revolution and will not tolerate insults against sanctities for one moment".

Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia accused the US of using the platform to continue and undermine the Iranian nuclear deal under the pretext of protecting human rights and the Iranian people.

"The Iranian regime is now on notice: the world will be watching what you do", Haley warned. While allies like the United Kingdom and France censured the government as well, they also went out of their way to note Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal - and called on "all parties" to uphold their commitments to it.

The diplomatic maneuvering follows a week of antigovernment street protests in Iran that have led to the deaths of at least 22 people and reports of an estimated 1,700 arrests.

They should also warn authorities in Iran against any violent suppression of the demonstrations, whether such violence takes place on the streets or - as occurred after the 2009 protests - later on in homes and prisons, out of the public eye.

The Iranian government has hard evidence that the violence in the ongoing protests in the country is incited from abroad, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Ali Khoshroo said during an emergency UN Security Council meeting. Another FP blunder for the Trump administration.

As Washington suggested it may be looking to impose fresh sanctions on Tehran, Iranian authorities were weighing options including blocking unpopular measures in President Hassan Rouhani's recent budget.

He told semi-official Ilna news agency that 58 were from universities in Tehran, and the rest from across the country.

There is always great tension between the two when Iranians elect a reformist government, and Eshaq Jahangiri has always supported the cause of moderation and reform. In 2016 it was 11%, according to the Central Bank of Iran.

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Iran on Thursday directly blamed a CIA official for the protests. In 2010, in the aftermath of internal instability in 2009, it increased the presence of the revolutionary guard in the oil sector to prevent a repeat of 1979. The number of cellphone videos posted from Iran seems to have declined sharply through this week, but a total digital blackout will probably be impossible. Fars News wrote, "Today, in many of the country's provinces, the revolutionary nation of Iran's roar was heard above the insults of the rioters and the enemies of Iran against sanctities".

Here are six charts that help explain the hardships faced by ordinary Iranians.

One international consequence of the protests is that French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian decided to postpone his upcoming trip to Tehran.

Federica Mogherini the high representative for foreign affairs was the one to issue the statement late Tuesday. Routine corruption, vicious oppression and economic mismanagement are increasingly seen as essential to the regime itself.

Meanwhile, state TV has broadcast images of thousands of pro-government supporters attending fresh rallies on Saturday, with some chanting "death to America", "death to Israel" and "death to Britain". He refused this past fall to certify Iran's compliance with the pact and said the benefits to Iran were disproportionate to the concessions it made. "Iran's domestic affairs have nothing to do with the United Nations Security Council's role".

The government officials have urged people to refrain from participating in the illegal protests. The Trump administration has denied having any hand in the protests, and the CIA declined to comment.

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 recovery has nevertheless not been as significant as many Iranians hoped.

"The world should applaud their courage" and amplify their message, said U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, portraying the protests as a human rights issue that could spill over into an international problem.

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