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Donald Trump puts Iran on 'notice' Watch

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    Recent Iranian actions, including a provocative ballistic missile launch and an attack against a Saudi naval vessel conducted by Iran-supported Houthi militants, underscore what should have been clear to the international community all along about Iran’s destabilizing behavior across the Middle East.

    The recent ballistic missile launch is also in defiance of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which calls upon Iran “not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.

    These are just the latest of a series of incidents in the past six months in which Houthi forces that Iran has trained and armed have struck Emirati and Saudi vessels, and threatened U.S. and allied vessels transiting the Red Sea. In these and other similar activities, Iran continues to threaten U.S. friends and allies in the region.

    The Obama Administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions—including weapons transfers, support for terrorism, and other violations of international norms. The Trump Administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and place American lives at risk.

    President Trump has severely criticized the various agreements reached between Iran and the Obama Administration, as well as the United Nations – as being weak and ineffective.

    Instead of being thankful to the United States for these agreements, Iran is now feeling emboldened.

    As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.

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    That may come as a bit of a shock to the Iranians after 8 years of Obama licking their ballbags.
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    it will end in tears
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    That may come as a bit of a shock to the Iranians after 8 years of Obama licking their ballbags.
    Putting embargoes and crippling sanctions is licking ballbags? Interesting.

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    it will end in tears
    For who?
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    (Original post by Theresa=Appeaser)
    Putting embargoes and crippling sanctions is licking ballbags? Interesting.



    For who?
    whom
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    (Original post by the bear)
    it will end in tears
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    Iran having more power in the region will only lead to stability. Iran are taking action against and fighting many evils in the region, such as ISIS.

    The US doesn't like the idea of Iran's power; they wouldn't be able to propagate their ideas and take advantage of the region and its resources. Good luck to them, they can't control Iran; Iran is stronger than that - surviving and thriving through years of sanctions.
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    When Iran shoot down a passenger jet over their skies, that's when things will turn nasty
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    (Original post by Theresa=Appeaser)
    Putting embargoes and crippling sanctions is licking ballbags? Interesting
    Don't forget the money and easing the way for them to develop nuclear weapons, thats ball licking on a grand scale.
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    That may come as a bit of a shock to the Iranians after 8 years of Obama licking their ballbags.
    Dude you need some educating
    Use your logic before presenting these usless views
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    Iran having more power in the region will only lead to stability. Iran are taking action against and fighting many evils in the region, such as ISIS.

    The US doesn't like the idea of Iran's power; they wouldn't be able to propagate their ideas and take advantage of the region and its resources. Good luck to them, they can't control Iran; Iran is stronger than that - surviving and thriving through years of sanctions.
    mean post
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    Don't forget the money and easing the way for them to develop nuclear weapons, thats ball licking on a grand scale.
    You need serious help
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    Don't forget the money and easing the way for them to develop nuclear weapons, thats ball licking on a grand scale.
    That was their own money in frozen US accounts.

    They do not have nuclear weapons.
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    (Original post by mysticalqueen)
    Dude you need some educating
    Use your logic before presenting these usless views
    Dude leave the bubble,think for yourself occasionally.

    Try it once and you'll never look back!
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    (Original post by Theresa=Appeaser)
    That was their own money in frozen US accounts.

    They do not have nuclear weapons.
    The money was frozen for a reason.

    Did anyone claim they had nuclear weapons?
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    Dude leave the bubble,think for yourself occasionally.

    Try it once and you'll never look back!
    I shall never leave the bubble
    If you're so interested in being right with your thoughts
    At least give a fair response
    Joe cooley is no longer cool
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    Is this okay with Trump's Russian handlers? I doubt he'll do more than huff and puff a bit; he'll not do anything that would jeopardise Russia's fundamental interests in the region. We know where his true loyalties lie.
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    Iran having more power in the region will only lead to stability. Iran are taking action against and fighting many evils in the region, such as ISIS.

    The US doesn't like the idea of Iran's power; they wouldn't be able to propagate their ideas and take advantage of the region and its resources. Good luck to them, they can't control Iran; Iran is stronger than that - surviving and thriving through years of sanctions.
    Are the Iranian Revolutionary Guard paying your wages? Iran's & the KSA's competition in the Middle East causes massive instability. The whole Sunni vs Shia conflict is made far worse by those two. Iran are propping up the failed Syrian despot Assad; his government has actually killed far more people than Da'esh has.
    At least the current Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is a moderate as opposed to the previous clown. Unfortunately the Ayatollahs are rather backwards thinking & follow Islam in a relatively strict way; the president's power is limited compared to the Iranian Supreme Leader. Only fairly recently an Iranian religious leader blame earthquakes on women not covering up enough.

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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    Are the Iranian Revolutionary Guard paying your wages? Iran's & the KSA's competition in the Middle East causes massive instability. The whole Sunni vs Shia conflict is made far worse by those two. Iran are propping up the failed Syrian despot Assad; his government has actually killed far more people than Da'esh has.
    At least the current Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is a moderate as opposed to the previous clown. Unfortunately the Ayatollahs are rather backwards thinking & follow Islam in a relatively strict way; the president's power is limited compared to the Iranian Supreme Leader. Only fairly recently an Iranian religious leader blame earthquakes on women not covering up enough.

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...r1QT5o6ZuBMTsg
    Iran's opposition to Saudi Arabia is needed. Saudi Arabia are breeding a horrific form of extremist Islam which is a danger to the Western world, and potentially the region in which they are situated. If Iran relents and lets the Saudis have their way Wahhabism will surely spread. So yeah, while Western powers lick Saudi ass, they condemn Iran and point to its Muslim population as a potential danger, when that is not the case. Iran is a safe place for Shias, who get persecuted in other countries.

    Assad is good for Syria. The dissenting forces only destabilised his country and ruined so many people's lives.
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    When Iran shoot down a passenger jet over their skies, that's when things will turn nasty
    Such as Iran Air Flight 655? An Iranian civilian airplane that was shot down over Iranian territory killing all 300 civilians on board?

    Well, at least the U.S. didn't give the guy responsible the Legion of Merit medal for his good work. Oh...

    (Original post by joe cooley)
    easing the way for them to develop nuclear weapons
    This is a typical illustration of "alternative facts" in action. Where even to start with such disregard for fact or reality?

    Maybe try reading the article put together by The Centre for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation debunking the most popular myths surrounding the Iran deal.

    For the record, the deal enjoys broad support within the U.S. and even within the security organisations of Israel:

    A consensus of polls suggests that the majority of the American public, and an even stronger majority of Jewish Americans, support the deal. Furthermore, a considerable number of foreign affairs experts and top officials support the deal: more than 100 former US ambassadors, 60 American national security leaders across the political spectrum including former US ambassadors to Israel, 70+ nuclear nonproliferation experts, 73 prominent international relations scholars, 67 Israeli former military and intelligence officials, 34 retired American Generals and Admirals, 32 top American scientists, 340 rabbis, 75 former Senators and Representatives, and the Gulf Cooperation Council, all publicly support the deal.
    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    Is this okay with Trump's Russian handlers? I doubt he'll do more than huff and puff a bit; he'll not do anything that would jeopardise Russia's fundamental interests in the region. We know where his true loyalties lie.
    Trump has already included Iran in the visa ban, and now appears to be emphasising his relations with Saudi/Qatar, and opposition to Iran. This is clearly far more anti-Iran than anything Obama ever did. In a perverse way, however, being harsher on Iran might serve Russia's interests in the sense that it ensures Iran remains aligned with Russia instead of reaching some sort of detente with the U.S..

    (Original post by Theresa=Appeaser)
    The recent ballistic missile launch is also in defiance of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which calls upon Iran “not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.
    the operative phrase here is "ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons" - given that the Iran deal precludes Iran from ever developing nuclear weapons, it would seem rather silly if they were to waste valuable time and resources into the development of such missiles. Additionally, another problem is that you can argue that any missile is potentially capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

    Regardless, this provision is not legally binding (as the U.S. themselves conceded) and, as a result, Iran is not acting illegally in continuing to develop its defence capabilities (as is the right of every sovereign state).
 
 
 
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