The Iranian-backed Houthi rebel attack on a Saudi Arabian frigate was directed at what they thought was a U.S. warship, the U.S. government has determined. Iran has responded, saying their Parliament has voted to “step up” their deterrence strategy via a missile program.
At a press briefing, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn said, “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.”
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn at White House briefing: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.” pic.twitter.com/RxtK8B36xu
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 1, 2017
The full statement:
Iran posted the following tweet after National Security Advisor Flynn’s statement was issued. They are going to “step up” their deterrence strategy.
— Iran (@Iran) February 1, 2017
They said the country’s missile tests were by no means in violation of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, including Resolution 2231, which was adopted in July 2015 to endorse a nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.
Iran said the missile launch does not violate the Iran nuclear deal. That’s likely true, nothing violates the deal.
They also don’t like the travel ban and are speaking out against it.
In the suicide bombing attack on the Saudi frigate, you can hear the rebels screaming, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Death to Jews.” in the video.