U.S. envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran

In her remarks, Haley also defended her veto last month of a Security Council resolution condemning Trump's declaration, in which he also vowed to move the American embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. They are virtually in every city in Iran. "We don't think we need a Band-Aid, and we don't think we need to smile and take a picture".

However, the secretary of state said last month that the U.S. would be "ready to talk any time North Korea ... and we're ready to have the first meeting without precondition".

"We are still communicating with people in Iran on Facebook and Twitter and we're constantly updating those two sites in Farsi", said Goldstein. "We must not make that mistake again". In the days ahead, we will be calling for an emergency session both here in NY, and at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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".

The United States is withholding $255 million in aid from Pakistan because of its failure to cooperate fully in America's fight against terrorism, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. "Those are the words of the fearless people of Iran".

More news: Protests Continue In Iran

The protests in Iran against the mullahs in Tehran have been going for several days and have permeated throughout the country.

"Now the Iranian dictatorship is trying to do what it always does, which is to say that the protests were designed by Iran's enemies". They initially focused on rising costs and economic mismanagement by the regime, but quickly turned to political and social issues, including criticism of Iran's theocratic system of rule.

Diplomats tell CNN the Trump administration was in touch with European allies over the weekend to coordinate strategies, but efforts to put out a joint statement were met with reluctance from some governments.

Following US President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the US relinquished its traditional role as the mediator of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. "We need to also organize an worldwide response".

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