>> After putting Iran on notice for a ballistic missile test, President Donald Trump following through Friday with an array of sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities. The sanctions hitting Iranian interest not only in Iran but also in China, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. The role out coming after our gruff early tweet Trump saying Iran is quote playing with fire.
Adding they don't appreciate how kind President Obama was to them. Not me! Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, tweeting back minutes later, Iran unmoved by threats as we derive our security from our people. And Iran's speaker of parliament calling the sanctions immature and nonsense. Officials tell reporters the sanctions do not break the 2015 nuclear deal struck with Iran by former president Barack Obama.
That deal, lifting some US sanctions but leaving intact those tied to Iran's missile program now reinforced by Friday's action. The measures aimed at putting pressure on Tehran for what the White House calls its destabilizing behavior. National security advisor, Michael Flynn, on Wednesday fiercely condemning Iran's missile test at the White House.
>> The Trump administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East, which places American lives at risk. As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.>> The new sanctions opening shot in the more aggressive stance promised by Trump in the campaign.
On Thursday the president saying when it comes to Iran, nothing off the table.