US House to take up resolution slamming Iran for protest crackdown

Воскресенье, 14 Янв, 2018

The US envoy to the United Nations said during an emergency Security Council meeting that "the voices of the Iranian people should be heard". (Which is like asking, "Would you like a poison apple, or would you prefer this delicious cupcake?") Tillerson replied, "Our policy toward Iran is to push back on this hegemony, contain their ability to develop obviously nuclear weapons, and to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government".

Members called out Haley and accused the U.S. of trying to politicize unrest in Iran.

"In the end, the Iranian people will determine their own destiny", Haley said.

The Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group meanwhile declared their support for the anti-government protests in Shiite-ruled Iran, describing them as a "revolution against the regime".

At least 21 people have been killed in the ongoing protests, which erupted across the country 10 days ago against the regime.

"We have hard evidence of the violence in Iran by a handful of the protesters, in some cases resulting in the deaths of policeman and security officers, being very clearly directed from abroad", Khoshroo said on Friday.

In 1979, Canada's response to the emergence of the current regime in Iran was clear and decisive.

Iran has several parallel security bodies and residents say arrests are often not immediately announced.

"Every UN member state is sovereign, but member states cannot use sovereignty as a shield when they categorically deny people human rights and fundamental freedoms", she added. Mohsen Makhmalbaf, a well-known Iranian film director said in a statement on Thursday, "The violence imposed by Khamenei on the protesting youth through his religious oppression and by both the reformists and the benevolent conservatives is apparent".

Such images only provide a limited view of events on the ground, and can be easily manipulated. We consider it unacceptable to intentionally undermine the support of the international community JCPOA which is the main achievement of the nuclear nonproliferation in the last few years.

On Friday rallies, protesters chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel", carrying pictures of Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and waved Iranian flags.

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At the same time, pro-government demonstrators have rallied in several Iranian cities amid government claims that the unrest has been brought to an end. Unfortunately, many of our European partners, as well as the United Nations, have thus far failed to forcefully speak out on the growing crisis in Iran.

The Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadegh Larijani demanded a "strong action" from "all prosecutors".

Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said that 70 of the detained protesters have been released on bail during the last 48 hours. On Friday, however, streets were calm ahead of the pro-government demonstrations. "Doing so does not help resolve the domestic issue of Iran".

To truly comprehend the situation, you need to look beyond the headlines.

· In May, 2014, four young men and three women who created a video of themselves dancing together were arrested and charged with engaging in "illicit relations".

While Rouhani's policies have cut inflation and raised growth from minus 5% to plus 6%, benefits have not trickled down to the poor.

Hesamodin Ashna, President Hassan al-Rouhani's adviser, recently criticized the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard for saying that the protests were over. He called on the Iranian government to set up a process to address any serious human rights violations and hold accountable anyone involved.

They and the United Kingdom also spoke in favor of keeping the 2015 deal with Tehran in place. It started from the country's second-largest city with spontaneous demonstrations against poverty and government corruption, but spread across Iran with lightning speed.

The support in the United States is quite bipartisan.

The geographic and demographic scope of the protests is what makes them so remarkable - and so damaging to the long-term prospects of the regime.

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