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In a formal statement from the former S.C. governor, Haley compared protesting Iranians to others living under "oppressive governments" in Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela.

Haley declared that the protest are in "virtually in every city in Iran" and that they are calling for the "freedoms that are enshrined in the United Nations charter".

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

Iran's missile program is not in breach of its nuclear deal and will continue despite objections from the United States, President Hassan Rouhani has said.

"It takes great bravery for the Iranian people to use the power of their voice against the government, especially when their government has a long history of murdering its own people who dare to speak the truth".

UNRWA has made a point of perpetuating the refugee status of the descendants of those who fled their homes during the war that took place when surrounding Arab nations attacked Israel after the declaration of the establishment of the state in May 1948. "We're going to make sure they come to the table and we want to move forward with the peace process".

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"We expect far more cooperation from Pakistan in the fight against terrorism", she said. "And the people in Iran are able to get into those sites through VPN (virtual private networks)".

Haley said "nowhere is the urgency of peace, security, and freedom being more tested than in Iran", noting that "citizens are taking to the streets to protest the oppression of their own government".

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.

Haley said the US will call for an emergency session of the U.N.in NY, as well as at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. "I don't think we should be silent".

President Donald Trump said the U.S.is "watching" events unfold, writing on Twitter that the Iranian "people have little food, big inflation and no human rights". He has also refused to meet with American officials regarding the peace process, including United States envoy Jason Greenblatt and White House plans for a new peace effort have reportedly been put on hold.

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