US calls for a UN emergency meeting on Iran

According to Mikrofon news agency (MHA), days after the widespread protests in Iran, United States of America has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council and the Human Rights Council in Geneva to discuss Iran’s situation.

The protests show that Iranians are tired of the wrong policies of their dictators and international community must not be silent, said Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

“We must not be silent. The people of Iran are crying out for freedom. All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause. This is the precise picture of a long-oppressed people rising up against their dictators”, she said.

Thousands of people took part in demonstrations against the rising prices and difficult living conditions in the country. Protesters are chanting against the leaders of Iran by saying “death to dictator”.

The demonstrations, the largest since the disputed 2009 election have entered its 7th days on Wednesday. At least 23 people have been killed and more than 500 reportedly detained since the demonstrations began, including 200 in Tehran.

U.S. has condemned the violent acts of the security forces against the demonstrators saying that people of Iran has the right to participate in the peaceful demonstrations.

Iran called the protests illegal as the permission was not granted for staging demonstrations in the country, according to Iranian officials.