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03 January 2018

During her speech, Haley further pressed the worldwide community to support the Iranian people.

Haley pushed back on the regime's claim that Iranian enemies somehow manufactured the protests. "We all know that's complete nonsense", she scoffed.

"The demonstrations are completely spontaneous", said Haley. They are virtually in every city in Iran. "This is the precise picture of a long oppressed peoples rising up against their dictators".

South Carolina's senior senator also criticized the response of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the protests. The worldwide community has a role to play on this.

Haley said "nowhere is the urgency of peace, security, and freedom being more tested than in Iran", noting that "citizens are taking to the streets to protest the oppression of their own government".

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She noted that "dozens have already been killed", before harkening back to the failed Green Revolution in the first year of the Obama presidency.

Haley warned that "more outrageous abuses" can be expected in the following days, given what she called the precedent set by the Iranian government.

"The UN must speak out in the days ahead, we will be calling for an emergency session", she said. They've come out against the leader.

"We must not be silent".

"The people of Iran are crying out for freedom", Haley said. "All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause", Nikki Haley told reporters at the UN's NY headquarters. The global community made the mistake of failing to do that in 2009.

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"The administration is withholding $255 million in assistance to Pakistan".

The offer for high-level talks next Tuesday had been discussed with the US, South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon said. "The president is willing to go to great lengths to stop all funding from Pakistan as they continue to harbor and support terrorism".

While the US has maintained that the North should demonstrate its willingness to denuclearize before being rewarded with talks, the Moon administration is keen on dialogue without preconditions. "It is entirely connected to Pakistan's harboring of terrorists", she said. Well, we're watching those votes.

"I stood proudly even if I was the only hand in the Security Council to fight for the will of the people of the United States", Haley replied. "And we want to move forward with the peace process". "They work with us at times, and they also harbour the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan".

Iran's missile program is not in breach of its nuclear deal and will continue despite objections from the United States, President Hassan Rouhani has said.

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U.S. to cut UNRWA funding if Palestinians don't return to negotiations