U.S. Calls Emergency U.N. Security Council Meeting to Address Unrest in Iran

In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, a demonstrator waves a huge Iranian flag during a pro-government rally in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Nima Najafzadeh/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

January 5, 2018
OAN Newsroom

The State Department issued a stern warning to the Iranian government, saying the U.S. intends to hold any individual who tries to censor or harm protesters accountable .

In a statement released Thursday, the State Department showed its support for protesters, saying victims of the Ianian regime will not be forgotten.

The statement comes in response to diminishing protests throughout Iran that began last week over economic concerns, but quickly focused on the practices of Iranian clerics.

It’s unclear if the dwindling numbers are a result of the Iranian government blocking social media platforms, but the U.S. says it’s time for a regime change.

So far, 21 people have been killed during the protests.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has called for emergency meetings regarding the demonstrations in New York and Geneva.

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. Haley said the U.S. is calling for U.N. Security Council and Human Rights Council emergency sessions on Iran. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The U.N. Security Council is set to meet Friday to discuss the ongoing protests.

The meeting comes at the request of the U.S. amid mixed reactions to the demonstrations.

Security Council members are divided on the matter with several powers calling for non-interference with what they see as an internal Iranian issue.

U.S. policymakers have shown rare unity on the matter with hawks among both the Democrats and mainstream Republicans embracing the Iranian protest movement.

However, while the Washington establishment is favoring the regime change strategy, it has shown little concern with the loss of human lives in Iran.

Experts don’t expect Friday’s U.N. Security Council meeting to produce major results as its permanent members are concerned with either supporting the Islamic revolution or changing the regime, rather than the well-being of the Iranian people.

  • Wayne Simanovsky

    The US needs to get out of the useless UN and kick the lot of them out of our country. They are nothing but a bunch of law braking idiots with diplomatic immunity that are getting a free ride. I say get rid of the UN NOW.

  • shawn reid

    Oh the peace Army I mean the the genocide troops will go there . Tell the UN don’t do the people anymore favors .

  • Biform25

    Iran can determine it’s own fate.
    No aid for them or any other ME country.

    America FIRST!

  • Lawmadsen

    The mullahs of Iran are the head of the snake, cut them off and refugee’s will begin returning to Iran, Syria will stabilize and refugee’s will be forced back to Syria, Little Rocket man will be extremely isolated and the terrorist networks around the world sponsored by Iran will be picked off as they wither from no support. Irans mullahs are so intent on creating a worldwide caliphate that they sent almost all of their top commanders/troops from the IRG into Yemen/Syria (spread too thin) and after obamas admin was no longer around to protect terrorists, Mattis was set loose along with the Gulf Cooperative Council, Irans best IRG forces have been slaughtered in Syria/Yemen and cannot return to Iran to shut down the protests. Normally the mullahs would bring in Hezbollah/bajis/houthis to attack protestors but they have been slaughtered in these proxy wars also, the mullahs are practically trapped in their own country with skeleton crew IRG and an army that supports the protestors.

  • fatboy46

    and the UN will do what? issue a ‘strong statement’ ?

  • tophat1984

    The UN is a dying fish that flops towards anyone that offers water lol

  • J. Waltam

    It’s an emergency alright. Not enough hajjis are killing each other. Need to step up the production somehow.

    • Stonecrusher

      FYI, ‘alright’ is never all right.

  • TRexsuporter

    Nikki Haley for the first female president of the United States….

    • landwell

      Her parents are from India and were not naturalized US citizens when she was born (Bamberg, SC); need to solve the natural born citizen issue first.

      • TRexsuporter

        Understood, but by current standard ( which I don’t agree with) born on our soil is a citizen…..again this was just a thought because she seems to be one tough minded witch who stands for the U.S. is all.

        • landwell

          Probably the way that would be decided in court; just something that would distract from her campaign. If she runs, she has to clear that hurdle early.

          Governor Jindal is in the same situation.

  • Tony Anthony

    How come we haven’t heard a word from the Women’s March organizers? There being extra silent

    • All American

      Soros hasn’t given them marching orders yet!

      • tedlv

        Good afternoon, AA!

        • All American

          Hi Ted! How is your 2018 going so far?

          • tedlv

            Retirement is great!

          • All American

            Good for you🎉

    • Biform25

      The check bounced.

  • Joaquin Quinones

    There is no solution here where we would benefit 1 bit by getting involved , they are going to alway’s hate us so let them solve their own issues & while your at it Deport Hillary & Obama over there so they can simulate into their culture being that they love Drama 🐥

  • conquest915

    For all the good that will do! The U.N. Security Council is about as useless ad teats on a boar hog.

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  • Shane Norkus

    Why?

    Let the UN and their fancy uniformed troops fight this battle without US. Isn’t that what everyone thinks the mighty mouths over at the UN is paid to do?

    Oh wait, the UN only talks a good game, while their ‘toy soldiers’ rape and kill those they’re sent to protect.

    The UN is as useless as the chicken-hawks of the democRAT party.

  • landy fincannon

    Here is a blast from the past.

    Alder Berriman,AKA Barry Seal was involved in drug smuggling during the Iran Contra scandal.
    Flying guns into Honduras and cocaine out to Mena Arkansas.
    The CIA is still involved in drug smuggling and espionage.

  • Ed L

    I saw the article that the commander of the Iranian Republican guards. Stated there’s no need for concern it’s all under control. While the commander of the iranian military said it he’s willing to put troops in the streets. but on whose side are those troops be?

  • nfcapitalist

    I hear the statute of limitations on Clinton’s pay for play runs out on February one, 2018… think all this Russia collusion BS was muddying the waters?

    • internettoughguy

      The uranium bs?

      • Winston52

        funny – you didn’t have a reply to my last comment on that, yet you keep spouting it…..try harder

        • internettoughguy

          I love animals and I consider beating a dead horse to be animal cruelty. Btw, the uranium Hillary Clinton supposedly sold to Russia and Iran is going to use to make nuclear weapons is still in the ground in the U.S. and that’s where it’s going to stay because Russia does not have a license to export uranium from the U.S.
          Also, Russia is a major world producer of uranium. They don’t need our uranium They sell us uranium. Why would they bribe Hillary Clinton for something they can’t have and don’t need? Use common sense.

          • Winston52

            Yet NRC memos reviewed by The Hill show that it did approve the shipment of yellowcake uranium — the raw material used to make nuclear fuel and weapons — from the Russian-owned mines in the United States to Canada in 2012 through a third party. Later, the Obama administration approved some of that uranium going all the way to Europe, government documents show.

          • Winston52

            To throw your own quote back at you – quit LYING!

          • Sheriff Bart

            License ? they don’t need no stinking license….

          • It was all about greed and the Clinton Foundation.

          • TRexsuporter

            Hey butt hole, you heard of Canada? That’s how they got the uranium. They used documentation and a contractor from Canada. you must be a liberal taking it from Hillary and pleasing Obummer.

    • There is no statute of limitations on fraud, embezzlement espionage, treason, War Crimes and kidnapping, think Pizzagate.
      No one in the Dim party will be immune from prosecution, especially if it’s held in a military tribunal.

  • 2EdgedSword

    Back off!!! We’re not going to allow the Central Banks to loan us money for Iranian “refugees” or rebuilding Iran.

  • C B

    Stay out of it . Let them have their Revolution . If we get involved all that will happen is that more Muslims will pour into America ……… Let the winner have the place . Sit back and enjoy the Show . They all Hate America anyway ……….. Remember ……. To Them we are the Big Satan and Israel is the Little Satan .

    • internettoughguy

      Actually the Iranian people have never held any particular animosity toward the American people, just our government and with some justification.

    • Legion

      I feel for the Iranian people fighting for freedom from a brutal theocracy .. but this is not something America should get involved in at this time. America First.

      • nfcapitalist

        So those with the guns… win.

        That’s why America has that second amendment… buy a gun, learn how to use it, and don’t let anyone talk you out of it.

      • C B

        True , but your too kind to them ………… Your just an Infidel and marked for Death in any of their eyes . Remember , they are not fighting for anything except Money . They already had Sharia Freedom .

        • Legion

          Regardless of what the people of Iran think of us or why they are fighting, I know America needs to focus inward and clean up our own house at this time. We have too many problems here at home to be fighting other countries battles for them.

          • C B

            Yes , People do not grasp what the Iranians are fighting for . But its not for freedom like we have here ; Its about economic policy . They love their Sharia Law and they have all of that Freedom that they want . Too many Americans think that other Cultures think like we do and they don’t .

      • Jake

        Not a whole lot of compassion here, but be that as it may, how about helping to overthrow the Iranian regime? That is definitely in our national interest.

  • Christopher Binkowski

    How can the Iranian law enforcement sleep at night knowing they’ve killed their own people?

    • internettoughguy

      I’m sure they cry themselves to sleep.

    • Jake

      They’re Muslims- Allah condones beheadings, bombings, murder, mayhem……

  • Pat S.

    The UN response that this is an internal matter is ridiculous. They are always trying to involve themselves in US polices, like their attempt to regulate our gun laws to mention a few. The UN has become a bad joke, another swap that needs draining.

  • whoselineisitanyway

    Iran was a better place with Shah Reza Palavi.
    Islamists are terrorists.

    • internettoughguy

      They were an even better place before the CIA overthrew their democratically elected government and installed the Shah’s brutal dictatorship.

      • TheCowboys1957 .

        oh stfu and go beat off to blowbamas pics hahahahaha

  • internettoughguy

    Doesn’t Iran’s Supreme Leader know that all he has to do is say he thinks Donald Trump is a great man and he won’t have any more problems with him? Trump might even help him put down the protests.

    • Eta Kozak

      troll

      • internettoughguy

        Believe it or not, not everyone who disagrees with you is a troll. You just get that impression when you spend all your time in a right wing echo chamber.

        • Eta Kozak

          Actually you are an hater!

          • internettoughguy

            I hate Donald Trump. I don’t deny that. I think most other people are OK.

          • Ya know, I too once despised the guy. He was a liberal Dim at one time, and then the gop’Establishment backed him, so I trusted him even less.
            He won, so as our POTUS I was willing to let him prove his mettle.
            He did and now I support him completely.
            Soooo, if you’d like, feel free to tell us just what it is that frosts you the most.
            And Opinions are not considered evidence, we expect actual facts.

    • Jake

      A left winger with a sense of humor, refreshing.

      • LOL! No, he was actually serious. Seriously delusional, that is.

      • internettoughguy

        You wouldn’t believe how funny some of us are.

  • Tom Horn

    Hillary gave Russia our uranium so Russia could give it to Iran. Obama gave Iran 150 billion dollars and jept the world away from them. It’s like everything the Democrats did was to create this horrible evil mass murdering Iran to blow up the world. Just who ARE these “Democrats,” anyway? Evil aliens here to destroy and subjugate the earth?

    • internettoughguy

      Your first sentence is a blatant, boldface lie that has even been debunked on FOX “News.” You’re either an ignoramus who gets all his information from fringe right wing blogs, an especially brazen liar or a Russian troll.

      • Swampdrainer

        Maybe Tom Horn got this information from “un-named sources”. Same place the MSM get most of their so-called news.

        • internettoughguy

          The news is real. Trump is fake.

          • Swampdrainer

            Vernon Willis is real. Internettoughguy is fake.

          • internettoughguy

            Isn’t there a rule against revealing people’s identities? What are you going to do next? Send a SWAT team to my house?

          • Tommytoeratus

            Or just has limited intellect and can only strike out with the lies he is told to spread, this propaganda is fed to the Democrats I give Democrats correct they are told to lock step and they do it, but think outside the box for once, forget it..

          • Tom Hanlon

            But yet he is still president and your lesbian kunt of Benghazi is a drunk

          • TheCowboys1957 .

            Dont feed the disgusting troll….Phucks have no life….

      • Winston52

        the investigation is still going on – the “debunk” from Fox – Shemp Smith? really?? what a frickin joke.

        It’s not a lie, it’s being investigated – and really – it happened. there’s proof that the uranium has left the country.

        do a little research before out and out attacking people – you’re showing your “liberal” side with attacks.

        • internettoughguy

          It is a long established fact that Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was only one of nine members of the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S. and had no authority to unilaterally allow or deny the saw of Uranium One. Continuing to beat this dead and decaying horse is a sign of desperation.

          • Winston52

            you just said it – unilaterally – means she was involved – just not alone. – which no one here stated. She was involved – and Bill got a large paycheck from Russia – collusion here for sure:

            But the deal required multiple approvals by the U.S., beginning with the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States. Under federal law, the committee reviews foreign investments that raise potential national security concerns.

            The Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States
            The Committee on Foreign Investments has nine members, including the secretaries of the treasury, state, defense, homeland security, commerce and energy; the attorney general; and representatives from two White House offices (the United States Trade Representative and the Office of Science and Technology Policy).

          • internettoughguy

            What? You think she bullied everybody else into approving? How could she do that?

          • Winston52

            you mis-understand – while her bullying – with obamas help – well, really, at that time all were under his and her control – probably happened – I don’t really care – it’s about that fact that Americans were sold out – uranium we need for many things including medical and yes, weapons – was SOLD OUT UNDER HER and HIS WATCH.

            Neither stopped it – both DID approve – or IT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED!

          • Steve Ausra

            He just doesn’t get it or refuses to believe it. She was one of nine members of committee……who followed her lead !

          • David Ramirez

            We could as Seth Rich’s family. However it was likely bought and paid for by the Clintons. How did James Comey earn over 7 million dollars working for the F.B.I.?

          • willnkc

            So, she was involved, you just countered your own idiotic argument. Can liberals get any dumber than you? Would be difficult to find one.

          • TRexsuporter

            Money Talks and bribery walks

      • Richard

        It is not a lie, %20 of the U.S. yellow cake is Russia’s now . Thanks Billery and Obumass!!

      • Clarence Hamm

        You simply just don’t get it, like some much has just gone over your head, keep drinking the Democratic Kool-aid.

      • willnkc

        It is not a lie, it’s spot on and you are the liar! They gave that nuclear material to Russia and there is no denying it.

      • willnkc

        It is not a lie, it’s spot on and you are the liar! They gave that nuclear material to Russia and there is no denying it.

    • Clarence Hamm

      Thanks for your insight and I even used your thought to post similar statement, however the Clinton, Obama along with Democratic minions also through same process gave tech and material sources to North Korea.

  • Tom Horn

    Well, you know those 450 who were arrested are dead now, unless the Mullahs werent done pulling their fingers off and cutting their genitals for fun yet.

  • “hawks among both the Democrats and mainstream Republicans embracing the Iranian protest movement.”

    Seriously? All I’ve heard from the left is one big concerted “SHHHHH!!!”, don’t interfere, you’ll expose our fraud and corruption if the protests are successful in booting the leadership.

    • Tom Horn

      right on target

    • internettoughguy

      BuII biscuits.

      • Well, no one is stopping you from actually attempting to prove me wrong lib. Give it your best shot.

        • internettoughguy

          First I’d have to know what “fraud and corruption” you’re talking about.

          • Are you serious? The entire Dim party is corrupt, from Clinton Foundation on down.
            What is the Dim party’s foundational beliefs? Look to the CPUSA website and tell me it doesn’t match verbatim, the Marxist Dim party values.
            Have you been living under a rock or something the last 30 years?

          • Dr Food

            Fraud? How about a $100 MM cash pay off that was widely advertised “after the fact”? For what? Do you really believe Obama and his puppet democrats were not sympathetic to Muslim bad actors?

          • willnkc

            How about sending over $150 Billion to the terrorist there, and allowing them to hold our sailors hostage? You liberals are always on the wrong side of history.

          • willnkc

            How about sending over $150 Billion to the terrorist there, and allowing them to hold our sailors hostage? You liberals are always on the wrong side of history.

        • whoselineisitanyway

          I blocked the b****rd, don’t have to read his junk. Plus, SOROS doesn’t pay for blocked posts.

          • internettoughguy

            Soros. Drink.

          • I take it he’s a regular troll here? ( :

          • whoselineisitanyway

            Yes, certainly is. I don’t know what name he’s going by. 1. Is Aklady, weasel?,Margaret Kaufman was a prolific troll DCBLUEBLOOD a new alias. There’s more than one troll, but they’re all annoying, let’s re-name them
            Mosquitrolls.

      • Just curious. Are you a parody of yourself, or are you really this ignorant to what is taking place in the country and around the world?
        I ask, only because not only did your own Dim party implode into obscurity, but the Marxist movement is dying globally, especially in Europe.
        How is it you aren’t seeing reality?
        People despise the left, get used to it.

    • kaiju

      Sure these guys are BHO’s buddies. Good time for Israel to lay a bunch of bombs into their nuke facilities. Might inspire the protestors to keep the pressure on.

      • JL Ziegler

        Or gain the poor but majorities approval. It is only a start, but large groups, if organized, have a way of persuasion.

    • mark abby

      Seeing that the protesters are being backed by the Trump admin, they are now the bad guys. The Iranian government has long hated America, so liberals loved them. It comes down to the old saying: “ the enemy of my enemy is my friend “

      Sorry, but true.

    • Nelda K

      I noticed that. As they say, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

  • CDG

    Any U.N. Security Council meeting is pointless as Russia will veto any resolution against Iran. Ultimately, this meeting is only to draw attention to the demonstrators and their calls for change.

    • internettoughguy

      So would China.

      • willnkc

        The friends of the Democrat Party, Russia and China.

        • Nelda K

          More than just friends, BFFs.

      • CDG

        Possibly. The Russians are the main suppliers of military hardware to Iran though. Not sure the Chinese would care either way. Oh well.

  • internettoughguy

    Given his fawning admiration for dictators, autocrats and strongmen (as long as they flatter him) Donald Trump has ZERO credibility as an advocate for democracy. He personally called Recep Erdogan to congratulate him for successfully crushing democracy in Turkey. He wants to have murderous, foul-mouthed thug Rodrigo Duterte come to the White House for a state visit. And of course his man-crush on ex-KGB thug Vlad Putin has become the stuff of legends and late night talk show jokes.
    Now with Iran he springs forward as the champion of freedom and human rights. Gag me.

    • Sheriff Bart

      We don’t gag people in a free society only in your liberal (what a misleading term) world.

      • internettoughguy

        It’s a figure of speech. I didn’t mean it literally.

        • Sheriff Bart

          I gotcha like the valley girls of the 80’s we cool

      • Jake

        Surely we could make an exception?

        • Sheriff Bart

          Perhaps

  • jenshadus

    The clerics think of themselves as Gods with no accountability to anyone or anything. They take what and who they want. And the left are a bunch of assassins who show their true colors by not showing support for these Iranian women. Much like the love to make women victims in the US by not letting women protect themselves.

    • internettoughguy

      That last sentence kind of lost me. The whole thing was pretty incoherent but the last sentence was downright bizarre.

      • DannyBoy

        Because you liberals can’t figure out a spot a sentence means when somebody makes an honest mistake he meant to say law that you get it wow

      • willnkc

        I understood the entire thing, you must be brain dead.

  • Xaphiero

    #RevolutionInIran #RegimeChangeInIran #RestorePersia