Trump Puts Iran 'on Notice,' Denounces Nuclear Deal

Trump puts Iran 'on notice,' denounces nuclear deal

WASHINGTON, Feb 2, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 02nd Feb, 2017 ) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran was now formally "on notice" after a recent missile test, while also claiming the Islamic Republic was on the brink of collapse when it signed an international nuclear deal. "Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile. Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. made with them!" Trump tweeted, echoing similar comments by National Security Advisor Michael Flynn the day before.

But there has been scant detail from the White House as to what the warning actually means in practical terms. It remains to be seen if the White House will push for sanctions this time around. Flynn insisted that Sunday's missile test was "in defiance of UN Security Council Resolution 2231," which calls on Iran not to test missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapon. Iran's ballistic missile program has been a bone of contention with the West since the nuclear deal took effect in January last year.