Iran Condemns UN Meeting on Protests
Iran claims US-backed meeting at the UN does not fall under its remit
The Iran government has sharply criticised United States for tabling a United Nations meeting on the recent public protests in the Islamic Republic. Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif claimed it was a “naked attempt to hijack” the UN’s mandate.
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(Image: Iranians hold an Iranian flag during a protest after performing the Friday prayer at Imam Khomeini Mosque following US' statement about backing the anti-government protests in Tehran, Iran on 5th January 2018. Credit: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)