Iran ramps up the testing of U.S. resolve as well as their missiles.
In the recent past, Iran has threatened to shoot down U.S. aircraft in international air space, taken American sailors hostage, taken video of them and used that video as propaganda, which is against the Geneva Convention, attacked our allies (a Saudi ship in the Red Sea) and continued to sponsor terrorism globally.
New sanctions will focus on suppliers to Iran’s missile program and on groups that aid in arming terrorist organizations.
The ballistic missile tests being conducted by Iran are clearly in violation of U.N. Council Resolution 2231 as well as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Earlier this week, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn stated “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.
President Trump has severely criticized the various agreements reached between Iran and the Obama Administration, as well as the United Nations – as being weak and ineffective.
Instead of being thankful to the United States for these agreements, Iran is now feeling emboldened.
As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice”.
As Iran continues to test our new president and today the National Security Advisor stated that “the days of Iran’s belligerent behavior are over”.
The United States is constrained in imposing new sanctions. Under the nuclear deal with Iran, the United States and the other signers, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, are disallowed from re-imposition of nuclear-related sanctions, unless there is clear evidence that Iran has resumed its nuclear program in violation of the accord.