By Iran Probe Staff
Friday, 5 January 2018
For the first time in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the issue of human rights and how to deal with the protesters is being scrutinized at the emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.
The meeting is scheduled for 3:00 pm today, said the mission of Kazakhstan, which holds the council presidency.
The meeting will be followed by a request from the United States.
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nicky Hellie, had said on Tuesday: "The UN must speak out. In the days ahead, we will be calling for an emergency session both here in New York and at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. We must not be silent. The people of Iran are crying out for freedom. All freedom loving people must stand with their cause."
The Security Council has 15 members. If the nine members agree on an emergency meeting on a subject, the meeting will be held. Russia has already objected to the US request, but opponents cannot veto to meeting.
Although, given the opposition of Russia and possibly China, which is united with the Iranian regime, it is unlikely that a resolution will be passed, but holding this meeting in Security Council, is an important development by its own.