Among the slickly produced signs carried by supporters at Wednesday's pro-government rallies were ones targeting Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday blamed the protests on meddling by "enemies of Iran". Macron said he was anxious about "the number of victims from the demonstrations" and called for respect the right to protest and freedom of expression.
The unrest began last Thursday and has seen 21 people killed.
Thousands rallied on Thursday in support of the government in various towns and cities, including in the northeastern city of Mashhad, where the anti-government protests began last week and extended to other cities.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.
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"The president and vice-president of the United States, in their numerous absurd tweets, incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts", the ambassador wrote to the UN Security Council president and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. In October, Trump declined to certify to Congress that staying in the nuclear deal was in America's interest even though the International Atomic Energy Agency repeatedly has said that Iran has complied with the agreement.
Ms Haley continued: "The freedoms that are enshrined in the United Nations charter are under attack in Iran".
"If the Iranian dictatorship's history is any guide, we can expect more outrageous abuses in the days to come".
Trump is many things to different groups, but what he is not is a European pushover or afraid to side with the hungry and deserving people of Iran against the corrupt Revolutionary Guard lead by the supreme leader.
Even a group of reformist and moderate MPs accused the United States of trying to take advantage of the situation.
The protests appear to have been sparked by social media posts and a surge in prices of basic food supplies, such as eggs and poultry. But the protests might soon be quelled, dissolve into competing camps led by rival leaders, or be hijacked by hostile anti-Western forces, as numerous Arab Spring revolts were hijacked.
In Mashhad, some chanted, "Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran", a reference to what protesters say is the regime's focus on exporting the revolution, rather than responding to domestic needs.
"President Rouhani has nothing to lose by taking a bold step". He has disappointed voters who hoped he would do more to turn round an economy that has been damaged by years of sanctions, corruption and mismanagement. Protesters were tearing down the banners of Iran's Supreme leaders, Ruholla Khomeini and Khamenei.The second element that distinguished these protests from others was the surge of protesters pointing to the Iranian regime's vicious foreign policies. Iran has suffered in the past from foreign interference, so his words will strike a chord among some - and could also signal a much tougher response from the security forces.
The past week's protests have been the largest in Iran since the disputed 2009 presidential election, which ended in bloodshed. Ever since the Islamic Republic was founded in 1979, the sight of government-supported mass gatherings to commemorate the revolution or protests against Zionism or U.S. foreign policy has become a regular occurrence. It is not at the moment, so that will make it harder for the protests to be sustained, and they may run out of steam. "We should see what the problem is and also what the solution is".
Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaghari said 90 percent of the detainees were under 25, making them too young to have participated in the 2009 Green Movement.