Iran's Revolutionary Guard claims to have ended nationwide protests

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"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 Delattre said.

Nebenzia remarks echoed those of Moscow's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybakov, who accused the U.S. of "shamelessly" interfering in the in a "situation that is of purely national concern to Iran".

The U.N. Security Council is planning an emergency meeting about Iran on Friday, after the US asked the world body to show support for Iran's anti-government protesters. It began with a passionate denunciation of Iran's "oppressive government" by the U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley.

China's envoy said that if Haley's logic were to be followed consistently, the Security Council should have held hearings after the 2014 racial protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in 2011.

The United Nations Security Council meets on the situation in Iran, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. "The protests are still continuing despite the regime's best efforts to say that they've been crushed", said Taleblu.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard claims to have ended nationwide protests
Iran's Revolutionary Guard claims to have ended nationwide protests

The regulator, known as Ofcom, said Friday the letter is being carefully evaluated.

But Russia and Iran complained that the USA was dragging the U.N.'s most powerful body into what they called a domestic matter.

Ofcom has a broad regulatory role in Britain, overseeing television, radio, high-speed internet and other sectors.

"The Iranian regime is now on notice: the world will be watching what you do", Haley warned.

Sergei Ryabkov made the comments Friday, several hours before the session is to convene.


While the U.S. and its European partners - including the United Kingdom, France and Germany - all fundamentally support the right of Iranian demonstrators to peacefully protest, they disagree in their analysis of where the situation on the ground is headed and over the strategic value of ramping up the rhetoric publicly, sources have told CNN.

At that, Iran's repressive regime came down hard and violently on the demonstrators.

Posts on social media on Saturday supposedly showed demonstrations across the country overnight, though they can't be independently verified.

The Islamic State group is a Sunni extremist organization that views those who subscribe to other religions and sects, including Shiite Islam, as apostates.

Four Special Rapporteurs expressed extreme concern over the reported deaths of more than 20 people including children and hundreds of arrests across the country.


But on Friday, there was evidence of a mini-revolt at the Security Council, not only among traditional USA adversaries such as Russian Federation and China, but also among its close allies like France and Sweden.

Speaking about the recent protests in Iran he added that his government has hard evidence that recent protests in Iran were clearly directed from overseas.

Parliament met behind closed doors on Sunday to discuss the week of unrest with the ministers of interior and intelligence, Iran's police chief and the deputy commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard, state television said. 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 he believed anyone who burned Iran's flag should be sentenced to death.

Iranian State TV broadcast footage of pro-government rallies taking place across the country today. It marked the third day of such demonstrations.


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