At a meeting of the UN Security Council convened at the United States' request Iran's permanent representative, Gholamali Khoshroo, said that the discussion of his country's internal affairs was beyond the UN SC realm of competence and that the United States abused its powers of a permanent member.
"And I call on the government of Iran to stop censoring the voice of the people and to restore the access to the internet". Meanwhile, Trump has helped cement his own nation's obscene gap between rich and poor with his recent tax reform package, which will aid his billionaire pals.
This is not the fault of courageous, principled Iranians.
Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia accused the US of using the platform to continue and undermine the Iranian nuclear deal under the pretext of protecting human rights and the Iranian people. Iran has also seen three days of large pro-government demonstrations.
"The UNSC rebuffed the U.S.'s naked attempt to hijack its mandate - Another [foreign policy] blunder for the Trump administration", Zarif tweeted. After the removal of severe sanctions placed upon them due to the nations nuclear program, Iranians expected their way of life to greatly improve.
After criticizing Iran's ballistic missile development and role in supporting Yemeni rebels, Rycroft said, "The U.K. remains fully committed" to the accord. "And we know the truth", Haley said.
So no doubt you are beginning to get a picture of just who the Trudeau government has been trying to cozy up with.
Bottom line: The Islamic Republic of Iran was not established to create a materially prosperous and socially free society, because, in the ayatollah's theology, such societies, like the USA, are of the devil and corruptive of the people.
At least 21 were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest demonstrations in the country since 2009.
Tehran University Vice President Majid Sarsangi said the university had set up a committee to track the fate of students arrested during the unrest.
In response, big pro-regime rallies have broken out.
The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, argued that the Iranian protests - first against and later for authorities in Tehran - could escalate into a full-blown conflict, drawing parallels with Syria.
What will be the fallout from Iran's protests? This past week's protests began in the working class, in what might be called Iran's "fly-over country".
The government also briefly blocked the Instagram photo-sharing site.
Envoys from China, Sweden, Bolivia, and several other countries also expressed reservations about whether the Security Council was the right forum for discussing the protests. Unfortunately, it has only deteriorated, with food and fuel prices spiraling out of control.
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami made the comments while leading Friday prayers in Tehran. "When cyberspace was closed down, the sedition was stopped". But as Trudeau has this time, the politically correct Obama remained silent until the Revolutionary Guard eventually smashed the peaceful uprising and executed its leaders. The CIA declined to comment.