Nikki Haley: We must not let Syrian horrors to happen in Iran

ReutersThe US has faced criticism for bringing the protests in Iran to the floor of the UN

Differences in opinion between the USA and Europe over how to address the situation in Iran may also manifest themselves during the emergency meeting on Friday.

Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo told a U.N. Security Council meeting on Friday that the United States had abused its power as a permanent member of the Council by calling for a meeting on the turmoil in Iran, in which at least 22 people have been killed and over 1,000 arrested.

"This is a matter of fundamental human rights for the Iranian people, but it is also a matter of global peace and security", said Haley.

"The world has witnessed the horrors that have taken place in Syria, that began with a murderous regime denying its people's right to peacefully protest", Haley said in a statement late Thursday.

Commenting on the possibility of new U.S. sanctions on Iran, Ryabkov said such methods were "illegitimate".

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The U.S. called Friday's meeting after giving moral support to the anti-government protesters in a week of demonstrations and counterdemonstrations.

Russian Federation and its allies would need nine votes from the Security Council's 15 members in order to nix the meeting, a feat which would seem unlikely.

"It will be telling if any country tries to deny the Security Council from even having this discussion, just as the Iranian regime tries to deny its own people the ability to have their voices heard". Majority emphasized the need to fully implement the JCPOA and to refrain from interfering in internal affairs of others.

Discussing the domestic situation of Iran at the council "does not help resolve the domestic issue of Iran", said China's Deputy UN Ambassador Wu Haitao.

Ryabkov accused Washington of "directly attacking the sovereignty of other states under the pretext of being concerned about democracy and human rights".

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The US has been vocal in its support of the demonstrators and offered harsh condemnation of the Iranian government, including a tweet from President Donald Trump that called the Iranian regime "brutal and corrupt".

Ambassadors for the 15 countries sitting on the Security Council met privately before an emergency session called by the United States over what U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the "troubling and unsafe situation in Iran".

Members of the United Nations Security Council vote to impose new sanctions on North Korea on December 22, 2017, in New York City.

A representative from Iran was also present at Friday's meeting.

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