White House: ‘We are officially putting Iran on notice

White House: ‘We are officially putting Iran on notice

February/02 | pm:12:44 / No Comments 267 views

US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor has accused the Iranian government of “malign actions” after a missile test.
Without elaborating, Michael Flynn told White House reporters: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.”
Washington earlier declared the test to be “absolutely unacceptable”.
Iran confirmed on Wednesday it had tested a missile over the weekend, but denied violating a UN Security Council resolution.
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Mr Flynn did not provide any further details of what actions the US may be planning in response to the test, which Pentagon officials say failed upon re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.
The launch prompted the US to accuse Iran of violating UN resolution 2231, which “calls upon” Iran not to “undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons”.
The measure formed part of the resolution which endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal agreed by Iran with six world powers.
During the White House daily press briefing, Mr Flynn did not accuse Tehran of violating that nuclear accord.
But the national security adviser did describe the Obama administration-brokered deal as “weak and ineffective”.
“Instead of being thankful to the United States for these agreements, Iran is now feeling emboldened,” he said.
He said “the Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions – including weapons transfers, support for terrorism and other violations of international norms”.
Mr Flynn also pointed to a recent attack against a Saudi warship by Iranian-backed Houthi militants as evidence of “Iran’s destabilising behaviour across the Middle East”.

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