Iran 'tested by its own citizens': Haley

North Korea 'preparing for missile strike' – US ambassador warns United Nations

Washington's Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley dismissed the utility of possible direct talks between North and South Korea, warning that a harder line is necessary in light of reports that Pyongyang might be preparing for more ballistic missile tests. "We all know that's complete nonsense", she scoffed. The demonstrations are completely spontaneous.

On New Year's Day Donald Trump tweeted: "Iran is failing at every level despite the bad deal made with them by the Obama Administration".

She said: "This is the precise picture of a long opressed people rising up against their dictators".

Ms Haley said the United States would be seeking emergency sessions of the UN Security Council and the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Commission in the coming days, to discuss the situation.

"The people of Iran are crying out for freedom", Haley said. "All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause", she said. "I don't think we should be silent".

The head of Iran's Tehran Revolutionary Court further warned that protesters who rallied against the government after the second day of demonstrations may face "serious penalties".

South Carolina's senior senator also criticized the response of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the protests.

S. Korean president welcomes DPRK leader's New Year address
UNSC Resolution 2375, adopted in September, bans member countries from ship-to-ship transfers of any goods for North Korea . He also did not touch on Kim's demand that Seoul cancel its annual joint military exercises with the United States.

"We are still communicating with people in Iran on Facebook and Twitter and we're constantly updating those two sites in Farsi", said Goldstein.

"The worldwide community failed to do that in 2009", she added, referring to Iran's Green Revolution.

But, she said, it depends on Palestinian cooperation. "The president is willing to go to great lengths to stop all funding from Pakistan as they continue to harbor and support terrorism". "It is entirely connected to Pakistan's harboring of terrorists", she said. "To that end, tomorrow night we are having a reception for the countries who chose not to oppose the USA position", Haley said.

"What made you believe that you are on the right side of history?" the reporter asked. "They wanted to see the embassy moved to Jerusalem, and we followed through with that". "They work with us at times, and they also harbour the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan".

"The civilized world must remain united and vigilant against the rogue state's development of a nuclear arsenal", Haley said.

The White House and the state department denied that - in offering to send a delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics in February - the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had succeeding in driving a wedge between South Korea and the US.

Related News:



Most liked

Philippe Coutinho has spoken to people close to him about Barcelona move
In fact, Paulinho has apparently been making jokes about Coutinho looking for a house in Spain, which might actually be true. That is, if Philippe Coutinho signs for Barcelona .

Delhi witnesses first episode of very dense fog, visibility drops to nil
The Air Quality Index (AQI) at Delhi's Shadipur was recorded at 332, and Siri Fort at 388 - both in the "hazardous" category. The dense fog seems to create major problems for the visitors as the operations at the airport is severely affected.

Doctor's strike observes today against National Commission Bill
The doctors are opposing this new NMC bill, said that the passing of this bill will be the black day in the medical history. Dr Kumar said a six-month bridge course for AYUSH professionals can not be equated to four years of medical education.

Strongest improvement in manufacturing conditions since December 2012: Nikkei India Manufacturing PMI
The slowdown was reflected in the drop in buying activity in December, the sharpest decline since September. Job creation accelerated in December and was steep overall as firms made efforts to expand capacity.

Erica Garner, daughter of police chokehold victim, dies in Brooklyn
Garner had been placed in a medically induced coma last week after an asthma episode precipitated a major heart attack . Erica Garner , the daughter of police brutality victim Eric Garner , has died, according to the New York Daily News .

Follow the New Year around the world
There are 39 different local times in use , which means it takes 26 hours for the entire world to enter the New Year. Spectacular fireworks have lit up the skies in Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere in Asia as revellers rang in 2018.

Jack Del Rio Fired by Mark Davis After Raiders' Loss to Chargers
Under first-year coordinator Todd Downing, the group appeared to take a step back, particularly Carr and receiver Amari Cooper. They were the upstarts a year ago and were hot going into the playoffs until Derek Carr busted his ankle.

Sensex, Nifty record biggest annual gain since 2014
At 2:36 PM, the BSE Sensex was trading at 34,038, up 190 points, while the Nifty50 Index was ruling at 10,523, up 45 points. While the Sensex closed 208 points higher at 34,058 level, the Nifty rose 52 points to 10,530 tracking higher Asian market .

Arrested in Killing of Mother, Kids, Partner in NY
Tedesco told Fox News that "certain factors were uncovered during the investigation" that may mean the killings were targeted. WHY! Shakera Symes, Shanta Myers' sister, told Spectrum News the murders have left her entire family traumatized.

Liberians celebrate George Weah's presidential victory
The results were almost identical to those announced on Thursday evening by the commission after 98 percent of returns. Weah grew up in a Clara Town slum in Monrovia and went on to star for AC Milan, Paris St Germain and Chelsea.

United Blood Services donations drop as temperatures plummet
When you arrive, staff will direct you to the first station in the process that requires you to fill out a donor questionnaire . The response was huge, with hundreds of refugees wanting to give blood. "Every day we always get an update".

Trump says East Coast could use 'Global Warming' during cold
President Trump continues his denial of climate change . "Do you even know what climate is?!" an additional tweet stated. Of the Mueller probe, Trump said, "It makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position".

WEATHER: Thursday, Dec. 28 - Cold, wind chill
But don't let the sunny image fool you; it will still be cold outside! The brunt of the Arctic blast should hit at about 3 p.m. New Year's Day will be cold in the low 20s but because it will be breezy it will feel like the single digits most of the day.

Rockies, Davis reach record deal
Reed saved 19 games for the New York Mets last season and posted a 2.84 ERA splitting time with the Mets and Boston Red Sox. Jeff Bridich was somewhat mocked for saying "yes" three weeks ago when asked if his team could win a World Series in 2018.

Gunmen kill 12 in Cairo church
Eleven people were killed in all, including a policeman at the church, according to Interior Ministry and Coptic Church accounts. The attack claimed the lives of seven people, including one police conscript, and left four citizens wounded.