USA envoy praises Iranian demonstrators, says protests spontaneous

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"The long-repressed Iranian people are now finding their voice", she said.

Speaking at a press conference at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington DC, Ms Haley presented the remnants of a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militants from Yemen into Saudi Arabia that came close to hitting Riyadh's airport last month.

"President Rouhani told other Iranian leaders these protests are 'nothing, ' " U.S. Sen.

"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 expect that the rights to peaceful assembly and expression of the Iranian people will be respected", Farhan Haq told reporters.

"Those are not the words of the United States".

"North Korea can talk to anyone they want, but the U.S.is not going to recognize it or acknowledge it until they agree to ban the nuclear weapons that they have", she said. "And the people in Iran are able to get into those sites through VPN (virtual private networks)".

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Haley called for the U.N.to "speak out" against the Iranian regime for murdering and jailing numerous protesters. "We won't take any of the talks seriously if they don't do something to ban all nuclear weapons in North Korea", Haley said.

Goldstein said that social media sites are "legitimate avenues of communication" and "people in Iran and throughout should have access to those sites".

"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".

Indeed, the Trump administration's response to the recent protests has been in stark contrast to the Obama administration's approach in 2009, when Iranians took to the streets to decry disputed election results. Let them vote against us. "I don't think we should be silent". "We need to also organize an global response".

The offer was quickly disavowed by the White House, which ruled out a dialogue with Pyongyang until it "fundamentally improves its behaviour".

"North Korea can talk with anyone they want, but the USA is not going to recognise it or acknowledge it until they agree to ban the nuclear weapons that they have".

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