Nikki Haley Applauds Iranian People's 'Tremendous Courage' In Anti-Regime Protests

Posted January 03, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley indicated on Tuesday that continued Palestinian refusal to meet with American envoys and return to peace talks with Israel could cost them a loss of aid, the Times of Israel reported.

"The United States supports the Iranian people and calls on the regime to respect its citizens' basic rights to peacefully express their desire for change", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters. "All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause", Nikki Haley told reporters at the UN's NY headquarters.

In a New Year's Day address Kim Jong-un said the United States could not start a war against his country because he has a nuclear weapons button on his desk and claimed the whole of America is in the range of his missiles.

She directly addressed Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's contention that "enemies of Iran" had fomented the protests, arguing that his statement is "complete nonsense".

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At least two people have been killed and dozens arrested since protests broke out Thursday in the city of Masshad and spread to Tehran and other cities. "We must not be silent", she said.

She said: "We hear reports that North Korea might be preparing for another missile test".

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The State Department has been communicating with protesters through their Farsi-language social media accounts, posting statements of support from U.S. and world leaders, despite the Iranian government's decision to block access to some websites.

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She added that the Trump administration wants to advance the peace process but the Palestinians have to "show the world that they want to come to the table". We will die, but we'll take Iran back.

"One way or the other, we will have a meeting on what is happening in Iran with the protests and their fight for freedom", she vowed.

The US was the only country in the 14 member body to vote against the measure. "They work with us at times, and they also harbour the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan". She also condemned North Korean aggression, saying the US will never accept a nuclear Pyongyang.

The offer for high-level talks next Tuesday had been discussed with the United States, the South's unification minister said, while a decision on whether to push back a massive joint military drill between South Korea and the United States until after the Winter Olympics was pending.

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