Apparently Iran is taking up the slack from North Korea quitting their missile test program, and people think it’s a message to Trump and the United States.
From the Hill:
Iran test-fired a short-range anti-ship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a U.S. official said on Friday.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days, saying they were aimed at “confronting possible threats” by enemies.
U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, head of the U.S. military’s Central Command, said earlier this week the scope and scale of the exercises were similar to ones Iran had carried out in the past. But the timing of this particular set of exercises was designed to get Washington’s attention.
“It’s pretty clear to us that they were trying to use that exercise to send a message to us that as we approach this period of the sanctions here, that they had some capabilities,” Votel told reporters at the Pentagon.
This is as more and more people rise up against the religious totalitarian rule in Iran, so you could see why they’d be in a rush to change the headlines and make them about how they’re striking back the “great satan.”
But will Trump respond to the provocation? If he does, we’ll report it ASAP!!