Trump's Support for the Iranian Protests

US fails to get UNSC action on Iranian protests

Naghavi said that the United States marshalled all its forces and capacities to turn the conditions in Iran into a crisis and asserted "Ambassador Haley's call for emergency United Nations session on Iran protests was another interventionist measure". It has been opposed by Trump who has to certify this month to the US Congress that Iran is complying with it in order for Washington to continue with the terms of the agreement.

"The Iranian situation did not pose a threat to worldwide peace and security, and discussing its domestic situation is not part of the Council's responsibilities as outlined in the Charter", he said.

At Friday rallies in Iran, pro-government demonstrators chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".

"The Iranian regime is finally on notice: The world will be watching what you do", she said.

Iran's ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo slammed the USA government's attempts to intervene in the domestic affairs of the Islamic Republic, Tasnim news agency reported Thursday. "The United States is abusing the platform of the security council", said Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, whose country has close ties to Iran.

Iran signed a nuclear deal with the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China in 2015, easing sanctions in exchange for curbs to the country's nuclear programme.

Andrew Gwynne said he would be "very surprised" if his boss Jeremy Corbyn did not call out the Iranian regime's policy of hanging of gay men, but defended Labour's decision of not uniformly back protesters, claiming Labour had to be "very careful".

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"We warn the U.S. against attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran", Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the state news agency Tass on Thursday.

Observing that the Council's primary responsibility is maintaining global peace and security, Wu Haito of China said that it should not be the venue for discussing the human rights situation of any country.

France's ambassador to the United Nations told the meeting that recent protests in Iran do not threaten worldwide peace and security.

However, France's United Nations ambassador Francois Delattre argued that the protests don't threaten global peace and security, saying: "We must be wary of any attempts to exploit this crisis for personal ends".

He said his government has "hard evidence" recent protests in Iran were very clearly directed from overseas.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter after the session that the Security Council "rebuffed the U.S.' naked attempt to hijack its mandate".

Tens of thousands gathered across Iran yesterday in a show of strength for the regime after days of deadly unrest, with state television showing crowds marching through several cities.

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