White House Warns Iran Officially following Ballistic Missile Test

تم نشره في Thu 2 February / Feb 2017. 01:00 AM
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WASHINGTON — The United States President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Thursday accused Iran of "destabilizing behaviour" by testing the missile and issued a stern warning.

Flynn added the missile launch was in defiance of the 2015 Security Council resolution, adding "As of today we're officially putting Iran on notice." Flynn called the launch the latest in a series of provocative moves by Iran that have included backing Houthi rebels in Yemen, who have attacked US allies.

Flynn, a retired Army general and former head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, delivered his remarks in a surprise appearance at the daily White House press briefing.

He pointed out President Trump's disapproval of the Obama administration's agreements with Iran including, presumably, a multinational deal to lift economic sanctions in exchange for a promise not to develop nuclear weapons as "weak and ineffective." "Instead of being thankful to the United States for these agreements, Iran is now feeling emboldened," Flynn said. "As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice."