Russian Foreign ministry spokeswoman snubs Nikki Hale over Iran
MOSCOW - Reacting to Haley’s criticism of Iran, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ironically asked the US envoy to share with the world the American experience of the crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street protest movement against economic inequality as well as the Ferguson unrest triggered by the police killing of a black man.
“No doubt that the US delegation has a lot to tell the world. For example, Nikki Haley can share the American experience of dispersing protests, tell us details of how mass arrests and the crackdown on Occupy Wall Street were made or how Ferguson unrest was quelled,” Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page on Tuesday.
Turkey warns against ‘manipulation’ of Iran problems
Separately, the spokesperson for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party warned that “some global powers” had intervened in Iran’s economic and social problems, and that the neighboring country was “facing very serious manipulation.”
In an interview with CNN Turk TV channel, Mahir Unal said the US “wants to make a regional transformation in line with its interests in the region.
“If you have some problems, the problems you are experiencing are inevitably turned into an advantage by your opponents. These [problems] are manipulated by them,” he pointed out. "Right now, Iran is experiencing this, facing very serious manipulation when we look at the statements from America, especially [President Donald] Trump.”