Haley: Freedom Is 'Under Attack' in Iran, Leader's Statement Is 'Complete Nonsense'

US warns it 'will never accept' a nuclear North Korea

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that President Donald Trump's administration might halt funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) - the UN body tasked with helping Palestinian refugees - until the Palestinians agree to engage in peace talks with Israel again. The people are crying out for freedom.

"I stood proudly even if I was the only hand in the Security Council to fight for the will of the people of the United States", she said.

"There is more to do to ensure full implementation of the [UN] Security Council resolutions as we hear reports that North Korea might be preparing for another missile test", Haley said.

After she read out social media posts written by Iranians in support of the demonstrations, many of which openly called for the overthrow of the Tehran regime, Haley dismissed Iranian leaders' contention that the unrest was being orchestrated by their external enemies. The freedoms that are enshrined in the United Nations charter are under attack in Iran.

She noted that "dozens have already been killed", before harkening back to the failed Green Revolution in the first year of the Obama presidency. "Hundreds have been arrested", she said.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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But many North Korea watchers say the young leader's two-track approach is a ploy to shake the South Korea-U.S. alliance. He also did not touch on Kim's demand that Seoul cancel its annual joint military exercises with the United States .

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"We look forward to candidly discussing interests from both sides face-to-face with North Korea along with the North's participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics", Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon told reporters.

South Korea today offered talks with North Korea next week amid a standoff over its weapons programmes. The worldwide community failed to do that in 2009.

The US envoy to the United Nations was referring to comments by South Korea's unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon, who said Seoul was "reiterating our willingness to hold talks with the North at any time and place in any form".

"It takes great bravery for the Iranian people to use the power of their voice against the government, especially when their government has a long history of murdering its own people who dare to speak the truth".

Here are the messages that they're chanting today: "All these brigades have come out to the streets". Well, we're watching those votes.

"The civilized world must remain united and vigilant against the rogue state's development of a nuclear arsenal".

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