US President Donald Trump warned Iran against ‘playing with fire,’ saying that he will not be “as kind” as former US leader Barack Obama had been.
“Iran is playing with fire — they don’t appreciate how “kind” President Obama was to them. Not me!” Trump said on Twitter.
On Wednesday, Michael Flynn, the US national security adviser, announced that the White House had issued an unprecedented notice as a result of missile tests.
A day later, Trump confirmed Flynn’s remarks, saying that Tehran was “formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile.”
The Iranian supreme leader’s top aide commented on the statements, saying that Tehran will continue missile tests in accordance with its defense program and US’ warnings are a “bluff.”
Later on Thursday, Trump said that no option including the military is “off the table.”
Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan confirmed on Wednesday that the nation had conducted test missile launches in line with their defense programs.
Dehqan also underlined the fact that these tests violated neither the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nor UN Resolution 2231.