The UN Security Council on Friday, January 5, 15:00 East coast time USA, will hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Iran.
This was announced by the permanent mission of Kazakhstan to the UN, noting that the meeting was initiated by USA, will be held in an open format, reports news Agency Reuters.
Kazakhstan is chairing the UN security Council in January.
Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov commented on the initiative of the United States, calling it «harmful and destructive». According to him, Moscow sees the role of the UN security Council in resolving the issue regarding the political situation in Iran, reports RIA Novosti.
«We do not see any role of the UN security Council in this matter,» Ryabkov said.
Recall, January 3, commander of «the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps» (IRGC) General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that the «riots» in Iran’s cities devastated.
«Our enemies know that their threats to military and other fields won’t work against Iran, and they will fail… Today we can say that the day came when the rebellion was over,» said Jafari. His statement was quoted by many Western media, including BBC.
According to Jafari, last week in Iran there was a 96 «rebellion.» Thus, he argues, only three provinces took the intervention of security forces in other regions as «rebels» stopped «the masses». In total, claimed commander of the IRGC, in protest actions participated about 15 thousand people (no more than 1500 in one «rebellion»).
Reliable information about the situation with the protests in Iran. Iranian state television reports the reports from the people’s marches in support of the current regime.
As of January 3, was aware of at least 22 dead in various incidents during the riots in Iranian cities. Among the dead are three police officers. The number of deaths of demonstrators at least two children. Hundreds of participants of opposition demonstrations, arrested only in Tehran from 31 December to 2 January were arrested more than 450 people.