Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

What caused protests to flare up in Iran?

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Johnnie Parks | 08 January, 2018, 18:00

"We must maintain a robust dialogue with Iran to ensure it doesn't further pose a risk stoking regional stability", he said.

IS claimed responsibility for a rare attack in Tehran in June that killed 17 people at the parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Every United Nations member state is sovereign, but member states can not use sovereignty as a shield when they categorically deny their people human rights and fundamental freedoms, the U.S. ambassador said.

Hamid Shahriari, the deputy head of the Judiciary said that all ringleaders of the protests had been identified and arrested, and they would be firmly punished and might face capital punishment.

They said they are also very concerned about reported shutdowns of social media services such as Instagram and messaging services like Telegram, arguing that "communication blackouts constitute a serious violation of fundamental rights". "However, let Iran deal with its own problems".

But the Europeans - who negotiated the nuclear agreement along with the United States, Russia and China - have reacted more cautiously by expressing support for the protesters without antagonizing the government with strident condemnation. Hard-line cleric Ahmad Khatami was scheduled to preside over prayers.

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In the statement the activists say, "Despite the fact the enemies of the country always try to take advantage of such events, but we should know that any kind of foreign interference will not be possible without the existence of internal conditions". He also said he believed anyone who burned Iran's flag should be sentenced to death.

Iranian pro-government demonstrators set a makeshift US flag on fire during a march after the weekly Muslim Friday prayers in Tehran on January 5, 2018.

Reacting to the move made by the US, Russia's envoy Vassily Nebenzia said involving the council in an "internal affair" damaged the top United Nations body.

Meanwhile, state TV showed footage of pro-government rallies in cities, including Tabriz and Kerman.

The pragmatic cleric, who defeated anti-Western hardliners to win re-election past year, also called for the lifting of curbs on social media used by anti-government protesters in the most sustained challenge to hardline authorities since 2009.

The meeting of the United Nations Security Council was convened at the request of the USA to discuss the current situation in Iran, where some 21 people have lost their lives in more than week-long anti-government protests across the country.

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