Iranian president talks of ‘justice’ to UN as protests rage with demands for regime change in his country

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Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as a protest outside the United Nations, talking of “justice” and “democracy” and within Iran Call for an end to a regime that many citizens say does not represent their country.

As protests continue in Iran, Raisi claimed that Iran continues to fight injustice.

Raisi said, “All the hopes and aspirations of mankind rest on justice, and they have the capacity to create such a framework of universal justice that means the end of injustice.” “We are the defenders of the fight against injustice in all forms, against humanity, against spirituality, against the Almighty, against the peoples of the world.”

Protests have erupted across Iran following the death of 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by ethics police for not wearing a hijab (headscarf). Soon after she fell into a coma during custody, the police rushed Amini to the hospital and claimed that she had collapsed. But his family said they had seen evidence of beatings.

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Amini died three days laterAnd the police deny that Amini was murdered.

Women take part in a rally in Dag Hammarskjöld Park to demand regime change and protest Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi's presence at the United Nations

Women take part in a rally in Dag Hammarskjöld Park to demand regime change and protest Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi’s presence at the United Nations
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But his death triggered protests across Tehran. Hundreds of people protest at Amini’s funeral, and more protests are going to start in the next two days. Iranian officials reportedly shut down Internet service for phones and shut down social media, including Facebook, in an effort to quell the protests.

At least five protesters were killed as police tried to clear the streets.

Instead of addressing the crisis in his country, Raisi attended the 77th General Assembly, despite calls from critics and survivors of the 1988 “Death Commission” that the US denied the Iranian president a visa to enter the country. Gave. He touted the “progress” made by Iran, using his platform to fuel several complaints against other countries.

,Islamic Revolution in Iran Iran was the beginning of a great nation’s movement to find its place in the world, and through the decades, we have faced coups, repressive sanctions, as well as foreign plots such as supremacist intervention. Raisi said. “None of the successes of the Iranian nation have been acceptable to the great powers since the time of the first president of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.”

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But many citizens of Iran do not acknowledge that the current regime has had many “successes” to speak of. Protesters in Dag Hammarskjöld Park across the street from the United Nations told Fox News that Digital Raisey has no right to address the General Assembly because it does not represent the people. And Raisi was allegedly involved in the death commission, which may have executed 30,000 dissidents and prisoners.

The survivors of the commission filled the park with Photos of 2,000 of those victims and told Fox News Digital that he saw Raisey and directly blamed him for the deaths of his family and friends.

Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi displays a photo of General Qasem Soleimani

Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi displays a photo of General Qasem Soleimani
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A demonstrator said on Wednesday that everyone in Iran knew “someone” who was a victim of the regime.

“Raisi is not the president of the people of Iran, and he is a mass murderer,” said Raha, an Iranian woman born in the Netherlands and living in the US. “He is responsible for Massacre of 30,000 political prisoners …and, again, he proved how terrifying and how monstrous he can be when, in 2019, he cracked down on national protests in Iran.”

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Raha said Iran “does not stand up for justice” despite Raisi’s saying.

Haci, a student who moved to America with her family, spoke about her family’s troubles and her own traumatic event at the age of 13 when she was nearly arrested for violating the hijab law.

Two women clearly demonstrated their disdain for the current Iranian regime during a protest in Dag Hammarskjöld Park across the United Nations headquarters.

Two women clearly demonstrated their disdain for the current Iranian regime during a protest in Dag Hammarskjöld Park across the United Nations headquarters.
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“I was in the streets, and I wasn’t wearing my hijab properly, so a lady in the van came and took my hand and was pulling me towards the van, and finally I fixed it and stuff… This is a very common phenomenon that happens in Iran,” Haci said. “My friends and I were always in fear of being arrested.”

But instead of acknowledging these problems, Raisi deflected large parts of his speech and insisted that other countries should address their own human rights issues before raising issues with Iran. he quoted The dark history of Canadian boarding schools And the deaths of hundreds of First Nation children and the Israel-Palestinian conflict are examples of problems from which world powers “run away.”

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“Of course, the implementation of justice and fairness is quite challenging and difficult, and perhaps this is why many who claim to be on the side of peace run away from responsibility for peace,” Raisi said. “So we say to them: Since you don’t want to bear the burden on your shoulders, don’t you also want to bear the burden of fighting against oppression?”

Foreign Desk editor-in-chief Lisa Daftari said it was “not surprising” that Raisey tried to blame the US and its allies. Allegedly “supporting terrorism.”

People gather in Dag Hammarsjöld Park across the street from the United Nations headquarters to protest against Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, who addressed the General Assembly on Wednesday.

People gather in Dag Hammarsjöld Park across the street from the United Nations headquarters to protest against Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, who addressed the General Assembly on Wednesday.
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Daftari told Fox News Digital, “For someone who bears the nickname “The Butcher of Tehran,” travels to New York and makes such allegations, while the US and European delegations sit and listen, it’s really A sign of how bold Iran’s rogue regime has become. . “This is a man with the innocent blood of his own people on his hands, and yet he stands on the stage blaming the lie that he is committed to human rights for all.” How does one believe?

Daftari noted that Raisi did not advocate for his people at all, only the Palestinian people, whom he said were the victims of Israel’s “tyranny”.

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“Outside the doors of the United Nations, something very different was going on,” Daftary said. Protesters from across the country traveled to New York to protest Raisi’s visit and attempt to show journalists and others that the Iran regime’s brutal crimes, such as killing a 22-year-old girl for showing off her hair should be forgotten in lieu of some concocted diplomacy negotiations inside the United Nations.”

Behnam Ben Taleblu, a Senior Fellow The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) told Fox News Digital that the administration missed an opportunity by allowing Raisi to come to the US.

“The denial of a visa to Raisi, especially after the brutal murder of Mahsa Amini, missed an opportunity for the Biden administration to put its money on Iran and human rights,” Talebalu said.

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