"I think the response so far from the United States 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. "This is the precise picture of a long-oppressed people rising up against their dictators", she added.
"In recent events, the enemies of Iran united by using different tools in their disposition, including money, weapons, politics and intelligence, in order to create problems for the Islamic system", Khamenei said in comments posted on his official website. "We expect that the rights to peaceful assembly and expression of the Iranian people will be respected", Farhan Haq told reporters. The global community made the mistake of failing to do that in 2009.
"We wish for peace in the country to be ensured, as soon as possible, and that common sense would prevail to prevent the escalation of the incidents, and that provocative rhetoric and external interventions would be avoided", the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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"North Korea can talk with anyone they want, but the U.S.is not going to recognize it or acknowledge it until they agree to ban the nuclear weapons that they have", she said. "And the people in Iran are able to get into those sites through VPN (virtual private networks)".
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday Iran's government is "being tested by its own citizens" after three days of protests against the clerical regime.
In a New Year's Day address Kim Jong-un said the U.S. could not start a war against his country because he has a nuclear weapons button on his desk and claimed the whole of America is in the range of his missiles.
The protests are the biggest challenge to the Iranian government's authority since mass demonstrations in 2009.
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Around 20 protesters have been murdered by the Iranian regime and over 450 have been arrested.
South Carolina's senior senator also criticized the response of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the protests.
"We must not be silent". "We need to also organize an global response".
The US envoy to the United Nations was referring to comments by South Korea's unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon, who said Seoul was "reiterating our willingness to hold talks with the North at any time and place in any form".
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