Nikki Haley addresses Iran protests, North Korea at United Nations

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

The United States is withholding $255 million in aid from Pakistan because of its failure to cooperate fully in America's fight against terrorism, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. "We all know that is complete nonsense", Haley said on Tuesday.

Ms Haley told a press conference that the protests were "completely spontaneous" and showed a "long-oppressed people rising up against their dictators".

On New Year's Day Donald Trump tweeted: "Iran is failing at every level despite the bad deal made with them by the Obama Administration".

Haley said the USA was seeking emergency sessions on Iran at the United Nations Security Council in NY and at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

American U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday that "the U.N. must speak" on the issue. The people are crying out for freedom.

Haley condemned Iranian authorities for suppressing the nationwide protests and called on the United Nations to take action before the regime tightens its grip. We applaud the tremendous courage of the Iranian people.

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. "The civilized world must remain united and vigilant against the rogue state's nuclear arsenal". The worldwide community failed to do that in 2009. They've come out against the leader.

He held back judgment on Pyongyang's offer to talk, saying: "Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not we will see!" All freedom loving people must stand with their cause.

"We won't take any of the talks seriously if they don't do something to ban all nuclear weapons in North Korea". "The Iranian government is being tested by its own citizens".

In the days ahead, we will be calling for an emergency session, both here in NY and at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

"North Korea can talk with anyone they want, but the U.S. is not going to recognise it or acknowledge it until they agree to ban the nuclear weapons that they have".

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

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