The Trump White House put Iran “on notice” Wednesday in a statement criticizing the nation’s recent “provocative” ballistic missile test and attack on a Saudi ship.
National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn indicated that Iran violated a United Nations resolution prohibiting them from carrying out “any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”
“These are just the latest of a series of incidents 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,” Flynn said in the statement. “In these and other similar activities, Iran continues to threaten U.S. friends and allies in the region.”
Trump’s national security advisor went on to criticize the Obama administration’s policies concerning Iran:
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.
Flynn concluded the statement with the following:
“As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he said.