President Trump has gotten a score on the board with his new stance against Iran.
It seems like the White House is no longer afraid of them. Obama spent eight years turning a blind eye to them with regards to the nuclear agreement as well as handing over tons of cash to them.
Iran have been “put on notice” by Trump after they carried out a ballistic missile test which violated a UN resolution.
The New York Post reports, Washington announced sanctions against 25 individuals and companies involved in Iran’s ballistic-missile program.
Now the interesting thing is, as recently as last Friday, satellite imagery of Iran showed a long-range Safir missile that uses the same components as those needed for an intercontinental ballistic missile being prepared for launch.
The Post says, the images showed a flurry of activity, including a host of visitors, on the launchpad Feb. 3, the day the missile was first spotted.
But then, as of yesterday, the missile was gone.
Perhaps it was a technical problem — but the timing suggests otherwise.
Trump’s tough talk and sanctions was a response unlike anything Tehran saw in eight years under President Barack Obama — whose State Department routinely issued reports critical of Iran, but turned a blind eye to the Islamic Republic’s nefarious behavior, not to mention its repeated violations of the sweetheart nuclear deal.
It’s a sign that for Iran, the days of wine and roses — and blind-eye treatment — are over. And perhaps an even more welcome sign that tough talk, combined with tough action, really does work.
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