US puts Iran ‘on notice’ after missile test
Author: indiadmin February 2, 2017
The White House issued a ambiguous warning Wednesday that the US will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen.
However it declined to say what retaliatory actions the US would pursue.
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, forcefully accused Iran’s behavior in his first public remarks since Trump took office. He accused Iran of threatening US allies and spreading instability throughout the Middle East while faulting the Obama administration for doing too little to stop the Islamic Republic.
Flynn said that as of now, it is officially putting Iran on notice.
Trump administration officials said they were actively considering a “range of options” including economic measures and increased support for Iran’s regional adversaries.
According to Administration officials Iran was providing key support by training, arming and financing the rebels, with a goal of leveraging its relationship with the Houthis to build a long-term presence in Yemen.No tags for this post.