U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley called an emergency session at the United Nations Friday afternoon to call attention to the situation in Iran.
For the past week, pro-freedom protesters have taken to the streets, showing widespread discontent with the theocratic regime that rules over them. They share a multitude of grievances. The domestic economy continues to stay flat, as the mullahs devote more and more resources to funding terrorist movements outside of Iran’s borders. Additionally, demonstrators have shown disdain for the theocratic, Islamic supremacist system of government that abuses the rights of women and religious minorities.
The Islamic Republic has used lethal force to quash the protests. Tragically, several protesters have been murdered by government forces over the past week.
The Trump administration has already enacted sanctions against Iran, and has threatened further repercussions for the regime’s barbaric behavior.
Speaking before the U.N. Friday, Haley explained that “human rights are not the gift of governments; they are the inalienable right of the people themselves.”
“The people of Iran have finally had enough, and they’re showing it by taking to the streets,” Haley added.
“The Iranian regime is now on notice. The world will be watching what you do,” she concluded.
Sadly, other U.N. members took the opportunity to ignore the Iranian regime’s brutality, and instead, defended the 2015 nuclear deal between the P5+1 world powers (U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Russia, China) and the Islamic Republic.
The U.N. ambassador from Iran accused the U.S. of “bullying” Iran.