AMBASSADOR/IRAN/NIKKI HALEY/UN: “U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called Tuesday [1-2-18] for the U.N. to act and for world leaders to express solidarity with Iranians, as antigovernment demonstrations raged in Iran for the sixth day.
The U.S. has called for emergency meetings at the Security Council and the U.N.’s Human Rights Council in Geneva, said Ms. Haley…
More than 20 people have died in the protests that began Thursday, according to Iranian media reports.
Also Tuesday, the European Union toughened its reaction to Iran’s crackdown on the protesters, criticizing the ‘unacceptable’ loss of lives, as France’s foreign minister scrapped a planned trip to Iran this weekend.
In its first collective response to days of protest, the EU called on Iranian authorities to allow peaceful protests to go ahead. The EU said Iran’s human rights record will be ‘a core issue in our relationship with Iran.’…
In New York, Ms. Haley didn’t elaborate how the U.S. planned to play a role in aiding the unrest in Iran that has shifted its emphasis from economic grievances to criticism of the entire ruling system, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
She said the U.S. would ‘amplify the voices of Iranians’ but wouldn’t take unilateral actions against Iran. Unilateral actions could typically range from sanctions on human-rights violations to funding and arming the opposition.”

-Farnaz Fassihi and Laurence Norman, “Haley Calls on U.N. to Support Demonstrators in Iran,” The Wall Street Journal online, Jan. 2, 2018 07:43pm