Thursday, February 02, 2017

SO SOON : AMERICA PUTS IRAN ON NOTICE WITH POSSIBLE MILITARY ACTION

Please note that Henry Kissinger is not on notice.

Neither is Wall Street.

But this is the kind of thing I expected to happen this year, but not before the end of Trump Week 2!!

White House officials are ratcheting up the rhetoric over Iran’s recent ballistic missile test, accusing it of being “highly provocative” and threatening non-specific action, which might include military force, against Iran over the incident.

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn announced that the Trump Administration is “putting Iran on notice” over the test, saying that the test threatens stability across the region and “places American lives at risk.” Other officials said a lot of options were under consideration.

In practice very little happened to provoke this reaction. Iran’s single test of a medium-range ballistic missile almost certain did not violate the P5+1 nuclear deal’s restriction on testing nuclear-capable missiles, and Iran has insisted the design was purely defensive, with no consideration of carrying a nuclear payload.

[source : White House: Iran ‘On Notice,’ US Won’t Rule Out Attack, AntiWar, http://news.antiwar.com/2017/02/01/white-house-iran-on-notice-us-wont-rule-out-attack/, 1st February 2017]

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