U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley didn’t wait long into the new year to slam the Obama administration’s dangerous policy over Iran nor wait to jump to the support of the protesters in Iran seeking democratic reforms.
In a January 2 address to the UN, Haley did not mince words about America’s support for the protesters in Iran nor let the Obama administration off lightly for its heartless support of the oppressive Mullahs.
Haley acknowledged the “dozens” who have “already been killed” by the oppressive Iranian regime and then spoke of the failed Green Revolution that Barack Obama did nothing to support in 2009, Daily Caller reported.
Like this month’s protests in Iran, the Green Revolution saw millions of brave Iranian youth join protests across the country to demand a loosening of the grip on power by the theocratic, Islamist rulers of their once modernized nation.
Back then, the protesters prayed for U.S. President Obama to publicly support their cause in order to give it more steam.
But, Obama dithered, then ultimately threw in with the murderous Mullahs who were then emboldened to ruthlessly stamp out the protests by murdering hundreds of protesters, jailing thousands more, and torturing an untold number of Iranians who dared speak up.
Haley vowed that the U.S. would not repeat Obama’s shameful reaction.
“We must not be silent,” Ambassador Haley told the U.N. stated. “The people of Iran are crying out for freedom. All freedom loving people must stand with their cause.”
“The international community made the mistake of failing to do that in 2009. We must not make that mistake again,” she added.
President Donald Trump has, of course, been highly critical of the oppressive Iranian government since before he even took office. Trump was also a major critic of Barack Obama’s lenient policies toward Iran.
Haley added that “nowhere is the urgency of peace, security, and freedom being more tested than in Iran,” and said that “citizens are taking to the streets to protest the oppression of their own government.”
She then applauded the “bravery of the Iranian people.”
“It takes great bravery for the Iranian people to use the power of their voice against the government, especially when their government has a long history of murdering its own people who dare to speak the truth,” the former South Carolina Governor said. “We applaud the tremendous courage of the Iranian people. The government of Iran is actively attempting to stop social media and other forms of communication that allow their citizens voices to be heard it. We want to help amplify the voices of the Iranian people.”
Finally, Haley informed the UN that the protest are in “virtually in every city in Iran” and said the protesters are calling for the “freedoms that are enshrined in the United Nations charter.”