After Iran’s ballistic missile test over the weekend, Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, on Wednesday said that U.S. was officially putting Iran on notice. Flynn termed the test, “destabilizing activity.” He said,
The missile launch is in defiance of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.
he further stated that U.S. was taking this step due to Iran’s recent ballistic missile test and an attack on Saudi military ship by Houthi fighters in Yemen. Concerned about Iran’s “destabilizing” behavior in the Middle East, Flynn said,
These are just the latest in the past six months in which Houthi forces that Iran has trained and armed have struck Emirati and Saudi vessels, and threatened U.S. and allied vessels transiting the Red Sea… The Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions – including weapons transfers, support for terrorism and other violations of international norms. The Trump administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and place American lives at risk.
Regarding the Houthi attack on Saudi vessel, the U.S. secretary of Defense James Mattis called Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and condemned the attack. Prince Mohammed thanked Mattis on his thoughts about the Kingdom.
The relationship between Iran and the United States has been on a downward spiral, and seemingly will continue that way especially in wake of Trump administration. Trump opposed the July, 2015 nuclear deal between world powers and Iran. After Iran’s testing of a ballistic missile over the weekend, Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia agreed on “rigorously” enforcing the deal, according to the White House.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.