Iran's ambassador to the United Nations said that his government has "solid evidence" that the protests in the country "are very clearly organized from abroad." He said this during a meeting of the UN Security Council convened at the initiative of the United States to discuss mass protests in Iran, Reuters reports.
"Unfortunately, despite the stability of some of its members, this council allowed itself to be illegally forced by the current US administration to hold a meeting on an issue that goes beyond its mandate," Khoshrow said.
In turn, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley urged the members of the Security Council to support the "call of the Iranian people" and said that the US will monitor the actions of the Iranian government.
As previously reported, on January 5, the UN Security Council met for the first time this year, urgently convened by the US in connection with the protests in Iran.
Recall that in Iran for a week, protests continue simultaneously in dozens of cities in the country. The demonstrators set fire to the police and local government buildings, opposing the dictatorship of the supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commented on the protests in the country in a nighttime televised speech, saying that people have the right to a demonstration if it passes within the law.