The national security Advisor of the USA Michael Flynn condemned the recent test launch of a ballistic missile Iran on Wednesday, calling it "provocative" violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council. Flynn called the launch of the latest in a series of provocative moves from Iran.
"Today we officially sent the notification to Iran," said Flynn at a press briefing at the White House. Flynn did not say whether the United States to take actions after a verbal warning, and three senior administration officials, speaking on, said on Wednesday that they are still in the early stages of determining what actions the US should take in response. "We are considering a range of options. We are in the deliberative process," said one of the officials.
These options include financial measures and economic sanctions, and officials said that the administration would not take any measures of a military nature. They also emphasized that the violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council on the Iranian ballistic missile activities will not affect the nuclear deal with Iran.
Iranian foreign Minister insisted Tuesday that a missile test was "solely for defensive purposes," and is not a violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council, which prohibits Iran tests "ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear weapons."
"The trump condemns such actions on the part of Iran that undermine the security, prosperity and stability worldwide." Press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer added Wednesday that the United States will not "sit and do not respond to these provocations."
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