Iranian Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo said the United States had abused its power as a permanent member of the Security Council by calling the emergency meeting.
They were followed by large pro-government rallies in Tehran and other cities, all of which were widely covered by Iranian state television.
"The Iranian regime is now on notice".
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The US called the United Nations meeting on Friday, portraying the protests that began last week as a human rights issue that could spill over into an global problem. "We support these legitimate aspirations of the Iranian people, and call on the government to allow the free exchange of ideas and information".
The U.S. tried to use the protests as a pretext to make attacks against the UN-endorsed nuclear agreement.
Every other member of the body, including U.S. allies, voted in favor of a proposal affirming global opposition to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, days after President Donald Trump did so and declared the USA would one day move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested holy city.The UN General Assembly on the same issue, passing a non-binding resolution disapproving of the Trump administration's decision.Ahead of the general assembly vote, Haley the United States was "taking names" of those voting against the USA, and afterward, she held a party where the only countries invited were nations that did not support the resolution on Jerusalem.Trump praised Haley's actions before he left the White House for Christmas."Let them vote against us".
The statement closed, vowing, "To the regime's victims, we say: You will not be forgotten". She also called government of Iran to "stop censoring the voice of the people, and to restore the access to the Internet". "The people of Iran are crying out for freedom".
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He added his government has "hard evidence" the recent protests in Iran were "very clearly directed from abroad". President Donald Trump has been particularly harsh, tweeting his support for Iranians who "are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime". "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". When the rights of the people are denied, the people rightly resist. On the ground in Iran, however, the unrest appears to have ebbed on Friday.
But Russia's ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, said the USA was "abusing the platform of the Security Council".
Trump's administration has denied having any hand in the demonstrations, saying they arose completely spontaneously. The US delegation said on Thursday it had requested the Friday meeting.
"The United States continues to pursue a policy of open and implicit interference in the internal affairs of other states doing it unabashedly, openly, under the slogan of caring for democracy and human rights, directly infringing on the sovereignty of other states", Sergei Ryabkov said Friday in comments carried by the Interfax news agency.
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