UN Members Criticize US For Calling Meeting On Iran Protests

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We stand with the proud people of Iran because it is right, and because the regime in Tehran threatens the peace and security of the world.

"We must be wary of any attempts to exploit this crisis for personal ends, which would have the diametrically opposed outcome to that which is wished", Ambassador Francois Delattre said.

While these issues may have been the final straw of the Iranian people, other factors have contributed to widespread unrest and disenchantment with the government.

Iranian authorities have declared the unrest over and held three days of large pro-government rallies across the country between Wednesday and Friday.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif yesterday ridiculed Mr Trump over the "blunder" of trying to raise Iran's recent protests at the Security Council.

"The world will be watching what you do", U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has warned Iran during an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the situation in the Islamic nation which has faced a series of nationwide anti-government protests.

U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged support of the anti-establishment protesters in Iran, tweeting, "Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government".

France's ambassador to the UN said the protests do not threaten worldwide peace and security, in what may be an implicit criticism of the United States.

A police spokesman said most of those arrested "had been duped" into joining the protests and had now been freed under caution, according to state news agency IRNA.

If the USA does not garner the votes to hold the meeting, it will bolster the US argument that the United Nations fails to speak out on human rights.

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Russian Federation said the United States is exploiting the protests in Iran in order to derail the landmark nuclear deal.

However, the protestors stated that the protests will continue in that it would just mean that the pictures and recordings they take will just arrive slower to the outside world and that they will continue to get those images and recordings for the world to see of what is going on in Iran.

The Islamic State group is a Sunni extremist organization that views those who subscribe to other religions and sects, including Shiite Islam, as apostates. More than 700 people have been detained.

Alma Konurbayeva, a spokeswoman for current council president Kazakhstan, confirmed that Friday afternoon's meeting is about Iran.

Iran has been rocked by a week of violent protests that began over the country's economic hardships but now include anti-government messages.

They said they are also very concerned about reported shutdowns of social media services such as Instagram and messaging services like Telegram, arguing that "communication blackouts constitute a serious violation of fundamental rights". The people have lost trust in the leadership of the country, with corruption and increasing inequality ripping about the social construct of the country, and contributing to mass injustice among its people.

He also said that "there is nothing to worry about" for the regime in Iran, noting that "Trump's hopes" of an insurrection "have been disappointed".

State TV described the rally as a "response to rioters and supporters of the riots". It marked the third day of such demonstrations. Recent reports indicate smaller and more dispersed protests.

They were sparked by a hike in food prices amid soaring unemployment but some demonstrators later called for the government's overthrow and chanted against the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

An emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, called for by the United States, is to discuss the ongoing unrest later Friday.

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