Turkey, Russia warn USA against interference in Iran's domestic politics

Turkey, Russia warn USA against interference in Iran's domestic politics

Pointing out that her government is monitoring the internal situation in Iran, Wasllström has reportedly said " the UN Security Council is responsible for issues related to worldwide security and peace, meanwhile there are other ways to deal with the current situation in Iran".

Anti-government demonstrations in Iran began on December 28 in protest against price hikes and a string of bankruptcies.

A tweet Tuesday from the Russian mission to the United Nations raised the idea of the Security Council meeting about protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. China, Bolivia and new member Equatorial Guinea are the countries most likely to have an objection, as they claim the protest is an internal matter for Iran and not a matter that involves global peace and security.

"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.

Commenting on the latest developments in Iran, Ryabkov noted: "Despite numerous attempts to distort the essence of what is going on, I am certain that our neighbor, the country that is friendly to us, will be able to overcome the current difficulties and emerge from the current period as a stronger nation and a reliable partner in solving various problems, including those related to further implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)".

Russia, a council member, has close ties with Iran, which isn't. Kazakhstan is the Security Council president through January.

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"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".

Ahead of the meeting, a Russian deputy foreign minister said it was an American attempt to violate Iran's sovereignty. Majority emphasized the need to fully implement the JCPOA and to refrain from interfering in internal affairs of others. And Iran's United Nations envoy, Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo, complained in a letter to the Security Council president Wednesday that Trump's "absurd tweets" had "incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts".

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

Pro-regime rallies were held in Tehran after Friday prayers, the third straight day of marches in support of the government, which has declared the unrest over.

The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting called by the United States to consider the protests that have roiled Iran in recent days.

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