Throughout the presidential campaign, President Donald Trump widely criticized the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama administration. He called it a bad deal for America, for the American people and for the world. And he vowed to be tougher on Iran that Obama ever was.
Now that tough talk is being put to the test following the latest ballistic missile test conducted by Iran.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that the test, which occurred last Sunday, is believed by many to be a violation of a United Nations Security Council resolution “which enshrined the Iran nuclear deal as international law and calls on the Islamic Republic to refrain from such launches.”
The Trump administration responded swiftly “by imposing new sanctions on Tehran and articulating that it will respond to Iranian aggression.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., appeared on Fox News Sunday with host Chris Wallace where she became an unexpected ally of President Trump.
“I think he is right in this,” Feinstein said of Trump. “I think Iran is wrong on this. Let me be very clear. These are not nuclear ballistic missiles; they are conventional ballistic missiles, but Iran has a lot of them – more than anyone else in that area.”
Feinstein argued that Iran’s actions were “dangerous” and that “it should not have happened.” She suggested that Iran’s actions may have been partly political with elections quickly approaching.
Iran has continued to exacerbate the situation holding military exercises on Saturday after the new sanctions were imposed.
Source: The Washington Free Beacon