"As to President Trump and all those who love freedom, we should speak loudly in support of the Iranian people and punish their oppressors to the fullest extent possible", Graham said.
When asked about Iran's missile program, Haley said the USA has no unilateral plans "at this time" for tackling the issue.
"President Rouhani told other Iranian leaders these protests are 'nothing, ' " U.S. Sen.
The ambassador added that the situation will "lead us to the next North Korea", if the world does not do anything to stop Iran.
Haley said the United States would not take talks seriously if they did not take steps toward banning North Korea's nuclear weapons.
"The U.N. must speak out", Haley said Tuesday.
The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday praised the courage of Iranian demonstrators and said protests across the Islamic Republic were spontaneous and not driven by outside forces. "Those are the words of the fearless people of Iran".
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At the United Nations on Tuesday, she also praised the courage of Iranian demonstrators and said protests across the country were spontaneous, not driven by outside forces.
Goldstein said that social media sites are "legitimate avenues of communication" and "people in Iran and throughout should have access to those sites".
Haley pushed back on the regime's claim that Iranian enemies somehow manufactured the protests.
"President Donald Trump said he does not want to add or reduce funding to UNRWA until the Palestinians agree to return to the negotiating table", Haley said.
Indeed, the Trump administration's response to the recent protests has been in stark contrast to the Obama administration's approach in 2009, when Iranians took to the streets to decry disputed election results. But Obama's critics say his hesitancy only emboldened the Iranian regime. Instead, tensions on the peninsula spiked as North Korea went on to carry out its sixth ever nuclear test in September alongside numerous ballistic missile launches amid threats against the U.S.
"We regret the reported loss of life, and we hope that further violence will be avoided".
Still, a senior administration official said USA officials are taking inventory of ways they can be supportive of the demonstrations and come up with "creative" ideas.