On Thursday Secretary Kerry told our Gulf partners that the US is united with them against Iranian missile tests, but he followed that up saying the U.S. and its partners were telling Iran that they were “prepared to work on a new arrangement to find a peaceful solution to these issues.”
Iran will have to promise to “cease these kinds of activities that raise questions about credibility and questions about intentions,” he said further.
Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri responded Friday via the Iranian propaganda network PressTV urging Iran’s Foreign Ministry to respond “firmly to the impudence.”
“We are stressing what has been said several times: the missile power is non-negotiable and among the red lines of the Iranian nation and for developing its defense capabilities, Iran doesn’t get permission from anybody,” he said.
It gets better – they’re intensifying their capabilities.
Iran’s Defense Ministry announced they will increase the penetration, destructiveness and precision of its missile payloads. They will produce the powerful explosive Octogen for use on the warheads.
Congress is attempting to renew the Iran Ballistic Missile Sanctions Act of 2016 and the administration will discuss it as long as it doesn’t interfere with the nuclear deal.
Meanwhile North Korea claims to have successfully tested a long-range missile engine to guarantee their warheads can reach the US mainland to “keep any cesspool of evils in the earth including the US mainland within our striking range,” Kim Jong Un said.