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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley singles out Iran in New Year’s message

"The long-repressed Iranian people are now finding their voice", she said. All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause. "This is the precise picture of a long oppressed people's rising up against their dictators". The global community has a role to play on this. "If the Iranian dictatorship's history is any guide, we can expect more outrageous abuses in the days to come". "The UN must speak out".

However, the secretary of state said last month that the USA would be "ready to talk any time North Korea ... and we're ready to have the first meeting without precondition". The people are crying out for freedom.

UNRWA has made a point of perpetuating the refugee status of the descendants of those who fled their homes during the war that took place when surrounding Arab nations attacked Israel after the declaration of the establishment of the state in May 1948.

The ambassador added that the situation will "lead us to the next North Korea", if the world does not do anything to stop Iran.

Her remarks reflect a broader, concerted effort by the administration to encourage the large-scale demonstrations, which have swept the country since Thursday.

Haley called the Iranian regime's spin that the protests were manufactured by Iran's enemies "complete nonsense".

Haley declared that the protest are in "virtually in every city in Iran" and that they are calling for the "freedoms that are enshrined in the United Nations charter".

Speaking at a press conference at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington DC, Ms Haley presented the remnants of a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militants from Yemen into Saudi Arabia that came close to hitting Riyadh's airport last month.

The rivalry between the two regional powers has amplified the conflict which, along with tensions between North Korea and the United States, has sparked fears. In 2009, the Green Revolution saw thousands of protesters in Iran taking to the streets to contest the recent reelection of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

She also urged the worldwide community to speak out on the unfolding protests in Iran. So we applaud the tremendous courage of the Iranian people. "Those are the words of the courageous people of Iran".

Goldstein said that social media sites are "legitimate avenues of communication" and "people in Iran and throughout should have access to those sites".

At least 21 people have died across Iran as protesters have clashed with police, which Haley's boss, President Donald Trump, said shows, "The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism". The regime is also shutting down schools in response to the protests. Let go of Syria; think of us.

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