Yahoo News -- Tehran (AFP) – Iran on Thursday rejected a warning from President Donald Trump over its latest missile test as unfounded and “provocative”, reflecting growing tensions between Tehran and the new US administration.
Trump is a strident critic of the Islamic republic and a vocal opponent of an international deal that saw Iran curb its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.
He said on Thursday that Tehran was now officially “on notice” after Sunday’s missile test.
“Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile. Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. made with them!” Trump tweeted, echoing similar comments by National Security Advisor Michael Flynn a day earlier.
Flynn insisted that the missile test was “in defiance of UN Security Council Resolution 2231,” which calls on Iran not to test missiles capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.
The remarks drew an angry response from Tehran.
“Claims made by US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor are baseless, repetitive and provocative,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said, quoted by state news agency IRNA.
Iran has confirmed that it tested a ballistic missile, but denied that it violated the terms of the nuclear deal.
Blog Author's Comments: Iran is saber rattling. They are testing the waters to see what Trump will do. This is a clear provocation to test the new President. I think they will regret their underestimation. And the leftists in our government and media are emboldening our enemies with their 24/7 war on Trump. They are the ones being used as a recruitment tool for terrorists. Maybe taking out the nuclear facilities in Iran will shut them up for a while. Oh wait, no it won't, it will just give them something else to whine about. President Trump tweeted: Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. Not me!