Haley: Freedom Is 'Under Attack' in Iran, Leader's Statement Is 'Complete Nonsense'

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"The UN must speak out in the days ahead, we will be calling for an emergency session", she said.

"What prevents the enemies and their hostile actions is the spirit of courage, self-sacrifice and faith among the people".

"I think the response so far from the U.S. has been a good response", Michael Singh, a former Bush administration official who is now a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday, assessing the Trump administration's approach.

In the wake of Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a break with decades of U.S. policy, Palestinian officials have boycotted the USA as a mediator, canceling any meetings with United States envoys or diplomats.

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".

Haley called for the U.N.to "speak out" against the Iranian regime for murdering and jailing numerous protesters.

"This is the precise picture of a long oppressed people rising up against their dictators".

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"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", she said.

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

A wave of protests about Iran's weakening economy swept the Iranian capital of Tehran over the weekend, the largest protest against the Islamic Republic's clerical government since the disputed 2009 presidential election.

Responding to a reporter's question on whether the United States will continue to provide funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency, which provides aid to millions of Palestinian refugees, in light of a non-binding UN General Assembly resolution condemning the recognition, Haley said Trump was prepared to cut aid to UNRWA if the Palestinians refuse to return to peace talks.

She continued: "We must not be silent".

The South Korea's unification minister, Cho Myoung-gyon, proposed holding high-level talks with North Korea next week in the border village of Panmunjom, where they last held contacts two years ago.

"We're trying to move for a peace process, but if that doesn't happen, the president is not going to continue to fund that situation". We think that we need to have them stop nuclear weapons, and they need to stop it now.

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