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At US request, UNSC to hold emergency meeting on Iran protests

US Ambassador Nikki Haley has praised the demonstrators, saying "the UN must speak out" to support them

AP | PTI  |  United Nations 

More than 450 protesters have been arrested in Tehran in recent days 	photo: reuters
Photo: Reuters

The will hold an emergency meeting about at the request of the US which asked for the session to show support for anti- protests.

The council has scheduled a meeting today afternoon in the Alma Konurbayeva, a for council Kazakhstan, confirms the session will be about It's not yet clear how the discussion will take shape. Members are divided in their views of the protests.

has praised the demonstrators, saying "the UN must speak out" to support them.

But has warned against "external interference" in what it sees as an Iran's internal affairs.

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested in a week of protests and unrest. Pro-rallies happened Wednesday and Thursday.

First Published: Fri, January 05 2018. 04:55 IST
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