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Iran Vows to Continue Missile Tests Despite U.S. Sanctions and Warnings

North Korea isn’t the only thorn in the side of international decorum these days, as Iran continues to push their own dangerous agenda.

During former President Barack Obama’s reign, the democratic deity implemented an incredibly lopsided “nuclear deal” with the nation of Iran that allowed the Persian country to develop nuclear power under the watchful eye of a team of inspectors.  The hope was that these inspectors could prevent Iran from making the minuscule leap from nuclear energy to nuclear weaponry, something that has been quite difficult to enforce to this day.

Iran is no ally of the United States, leading many to lambast the horrific “nuclear deal” from the onset.  Now, as President Trump has taken office, Iran is beginning to flex some of their Obama-inherited muscle by ramping up nuclear projects while simultaneously conducting illegal missile tests.

“A defiant Iran vowed on Saturday to press ahead with its missile program and condemned new US sanctions, as tensions rise after the West hardened its tone against the Islamic republic.

“In the latest incident, Tehran and Washington accused each other’s naval forces of provocative maneuvers in the Gulf that culminated in a US helicopter firing warning flares.

“The US Navy said it had reacted to unresponsive vessels belonging to the Revolutionary Guards closing in on American ships at high speed, a charge denied by Iran which described the American move as unprovoked.

“’At 4 pm (1130 GMT) on Friday, the supercarrier USS Nimitz and its accompanying warship, while being monitored by the Guards’ frigates, flew a helicopter near the Resalat oil and gas platform and approached the force’s ships,’ the Iranian paramilitary force said.

“’The Americans in a provocative and unprofessional move, sent a warning message to the frigates and fired flares,’ it said. The Guards ‘ignored the unconventional move by the US ships and continued their mission’.”

Tensions between Iran and the United States are just the tip of the iceberg for international conflict this week.

Not only has the U.S. been forced to reckon with Iran’s continued provocation, North Korea launched yet another ICBM this week; a device that experts believe could fly as far as Chicago under the right circumstances.  Both nations seemingly have the backing of Russia as well, further complicating U.S. strategy abroad.

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