UNITED NATIONS — The Latest on a U.N. Security Council meeting on the protests in Iran (all times local):

5 p.m.

Iran’s U.N. ambassador says the Security Council’s emergency meeting on protests in his country is “a preposterous example” of “U.S. bullying.”

Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo said Friday that “it is a discredit for the Security Council” to discuss what he called a purely domestic matter.

He went on to list protests in the U.S., from the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 to demonstrations outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

The U.S. called the meeting after giving moral support to Iran’s anti-government protesters. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the session put Iran on notice that “the world will be watching” its actions.

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week. Iran has also seen three days of large pro-government demonstrations.


4:30 p.m.

Russia’s U.N. envoy says the United States is “abusing the platform of the Security Council” by calling an emergency meeting on the protests that have roiled Iran in recent days.

Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the demonstrations are a domestic matter, not an international security issue warranting the attention of the U.N.’s most powerful body.

He says: “Let Iran deal with its own problems.”

The U.S. called the meeting after giving moral support to the anti-government protesters. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the session put Iran on notice that “the world will be watching” what it does.

At least 21 people have been killed amid the anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week. Iran has also seen three days of large pro-government demonstrations.


3:45 p.m.

The U.S. envoy to the United Nations says an emergency Security Council meeting on the protests in Iran is putting the Islamic Republic on notice that “the world will be watching what you do.”

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke Friday after her country called the meeting. She said the international community must also “do more” to prevent Iran from silencing protesters’ messages, particularly by blocking some social media platforms.

At least 21 people have been killed amid the anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week. Iran has also seen three days of large pro-government demonstrations.

Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, has portrayed the Security Council meeting as an American attempt to violate Iran’s sovereignty.


3:30 p.m.

The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting called by the United States to consider the protests that have roiled Iran in recent days.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has praised the anti-government demonstrators as brave freedom-seekers who need the world’s support. She says it’s a matter of Iranians’ human rights but also international peace and security.

But Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, has portrayed Friday’s Security Council meeting as an American attempt to violate Iran’s sovereignty.

Iran has accused Washington of stirring up the protests.

At least 21 people have been killed amid the anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week. Iran has also seen three days of large pro-government demonstrations.