FILE PHOTO - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, U.S. September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
NEW YORK - 5 January 2018: US Ambassador Nikki Haley has warned the demonstrations in Iran could escalate into full-blown conflict, drawing a comparison with Syria, Daily Mail reported on Friday.
"The world has witnessed the horrors that have taken place in Syria, that began with a murderous regime denying its people's right to peacefully protest," Haley said.
"We must not let that happen in Iran," Haley added.
"This is a matter of fundamental human rights for the Iranian people, but it is also a matter of international peace and security," said Haley.
"It will be telling if any country tries to deny the Security Council from even having this discussion, just as the Iranian regime tries to deny its own people the ability to have their voices heard."
Washington has called for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the wave of deadly protests in Iran.