He was replying to remarks by US State Department's Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, who said that the US was considering sanctions as a possibility of responding to Iranian authorities' practices against protesters.
A Security Council diplomat told Fox News that countries opposed to the discussion could call a vote to stop it from going ahead.
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has described Friday's meeting of the UN Security Council called over protests in his country as another foreign policy blunder by the Donald Trump administration.
Anti-government demonstrations in Iran began on December 28 in protest against price hikes and a string of bankruptcies.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said this week that Washington was seeking emergency sessions on Iran at the United Nations in NY and at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Game of Thrones officially delayed until 2019
The season finale was watched by 16.5 million viewers, including people who watched the episode as it aired and night-of streams. An announcement from USA premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018.
"However worrying the events of the last few days in Iran may be, they do not constitute per se a threat to global peace and security".
"The United States has spoken clearly and unequivocally", Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Wednesday.
"The Iranian regime is finally on notice: The world will be watching what you do", she said.
Diplomats expect Russian Federation to try to block the formal council meeting by requesting a procedural vote to decide whether the situation in Iran should be on the agenda.
Some other members urged a careful approach to weighing in on the protests: "Yes, of course, to vigilance and call for full respect of freedom of expression, but no to instrumentalization of the crisis from the outside - because it would only reinforce the extremes, which is precisely what we want to avoid", French Ambassador Francois Delattre said before the meeting.
New Year begins on foggy note; 300 flights, 100 trains affected
No flights could take off from Delhi's IGI for almost four hours between 7.30 am and 11.05 am, according to an airport official. Visibility at the airport fell to as low as 50 metres on the morning of New Year's Eve, with flight schedules going haywire.
"This is how we view the American initiative to convene the UN Security Council over a situation that is of purely national concern in Iran". The CIA declined to comment.
While the U.S. and its European partners - including the United Kingdom, France and Germany - all fundamentally support the right of Iranian demonstrators to peacefully protest, they disagree in their analysis of where the situation on the ground is headed and over the strategic value of ramping up the rhetoric publicly, sources have told CNN.
Iran's interior minister said up to 42,000 people took part during the week of protests.
They were followed by large pro-government rallies in Tehran and a the cities of Kerman and Tabriz, all of which were widely covered by Iranian state television.
Dimitrov was the first to come to his aid, leaping the net and sprinting over to help his opponent up and guide him to his chair. Dimitrov will face Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the semi-final after he overcame Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 1-6 6-3 6-4.
LG Display has showcased a new 88-inch OLED display with an 8K resolution, ahead of the upcoming CES 2018 show in Las Vegas. This not only includes televisions panels, but OLED panels for smartphones as well.
They said they were awaiting a possible second call from the North, which may pave the way for official talks in the coming days. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the US would keep "maximum pressure" on North Korea to give up its nukes.
This marks the first time in five years that he has missed the show and would have been his first appearance as Chairman. Pai has been widely criticized after his FCC voted to roll back net neutrality legislation that protected consumers.
WTI prices were further boosted by an EIA report of a 4.6 million barrel weekly drop in USA commercial crude storage levels. Iranian oil industry and shipping sources said protests have had no impact on oil production or exports so far.
None of the injuries are life-threatening, officials said . "Our units arrived and were immediately faced with heavy fire". Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the "worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century".
The French manager criticized referee Anthony Taylor who awarded the Blues a penalty at the Emirates recently. Asked if other managers' comments annoy him, Conte replied: "I must be honest - I don't read [any of it]".
Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen, playing in his 100th game as a Leaf, stopped five of six Sharks in the shootout. Unfortunately for Thornton, who sports a very glorious beard, his facial hair got in the way of Kadri's grip.
In September 2016 in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Timberlake mentioned that he was back in the studio. The Friends with Benefits star, removed a piece of Jackson's outfit during his "Rock Your Body" lyrics.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads first All-Star vote returns
Through 38 games, the two-time All-Star MVP is averaging 27.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists per game. The captains will be the All-Star starters from each conference who receive the most fan votes in respective conferences.
North Korea nuclear bomb test accidentally destroys a City
But more recent missile tests have been more successful and have travelled long distances, with some flying over parts of Japan. If true, the report suggests the dangers of North Korean missile tests to countries beneath their flight paths, such as Japan.
Pregnant Khloe Kardashian shares wedding plans
Khloe Kardashian insists she is in no rush to marry Tristan Thompson , though they have spoken about the possibility of marriage. Khloé is 6 months pregnant and looking better than ever, joking with Renee that her glow is "just ferocious highlighter".
Look! Up in the sky! It's a Supermoon!
That is the point in the moon's elliptical orbit when it is closest to Earth and it makes for a pretty spectacular sight. There will also be a total eclipse of the moon then, making the January 31 moon a super blue moon eclipse.