Thursday, February 2, 2017

U.S. Takes 1st Step Toward PAYBACK: TRUMP PUTS TEHRAN 'ON NOTICE' AFTER MISSILE TEST

 AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Pic is overexposed)


As I've been writing since the day Iran illegally boarded one of our Naval ships, took our sailors, and published a photo of our military on their knees for the world to see. 
I predicted the Trump administration will pay Iran back in some way or fashion for embarrassing us.  The United States CANNOT let that stand without retaliation and if a Iranian ship gets sunk or a bomb falls somewhere in Iran, they had it coming!      


Wall Street Journal reports the White House sharply condemned a recent Iranian ballistic missile test launch and warned of consequences including the possibility of new U.S. sanctions, in a more confrontational approach to Tehran that lays the groundwork for a potential early clash between the two countries.
Calling Iran a “destabilizing influence” in the Middle East, National Security Adviser Mike Flynn declared Wednesday: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.”


The pronouncement marked a pivot away from the Obama administration’s policy of diplomatic engagement, which led to a 2015 multinational nuclear deal that has been denounced repeatedly by President Donald Trump and his aides.

Iran has warned that new U.S. sanctions could constitute a violation of the nuclear deal, setting up a scenario in which the agreement could unravel—something that hardliners in both countries would welcome.

Administration officials, while providing few specifics, said Mr. Trump has begun a process of reviewing current U.S. policy and is “considering a whole range of options,” including tougher sanctions. Asked if military force also was one of the options, the officials didn’t rule it out.

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