White House officials called-out Iran’s recent “reckless actions” throughout the Middle East on Friday; blasting Tehran for launching an unprovoked rocket attack against Israel and burning the American flag in their national Parliament.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders scolded the Islamic Republic’s outrageous behavior, saying “Already this week, the [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] has fired rockets at Israeli citizens, and Iran’s proxies in Yemen have launched a ballistic missile at Riyadh.”
In response, Israeli Defense Forces fired over 70 missiles into Syria; targeting Iranian military units and infrastructure throughout the country.
“These actions are further proof that the Iranian regime’s reckless actions pose a severe threat to regional peace and security. It is time for responsible nations to bring pressure on Iran to change this dangerous behavior,” added the Press Secretary.
Sanders went on to accuse Tehran of “destabilizing the Middle East … even as the Iranian people are victims of a struggling economy.”
HIGH ALERT: Israeli Forces Deployed After ‘Unusual’ Moves by Iranian Military
Israeli officials deployed their defense forces and opened bomb shelters along the state’s northern border Tuesday after detecting “unusual” moves by the Iranian military operating inside Syria.
According to Reuters, the Israeli Defense Forces “increased its readiness” in a direct response to the “movements of Iranian forces inside Syria.”
“Following the identification of irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria, the IDF has decided to change the civilian protection instructions in the Golan Heights and instructs local authorities to unlock and ready shelters in the area,” the Israel Defense Forces said in an official alert.
The military maneuvers come just minutes after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iranian nuclear agreement.
“I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” said the President. “Powerful sanctions will go into full effect…If the regime continues its nuclear aspirations, it will have bigger problems than it has ever had before.”
‘ALL OR NOTHING’: Iran THREATENS Europe Over Nuclear Agreement
The Foreign Minister of Iran threatened to completely withdraw from the multinational nuclear agreement Monday; warning European nations that there’s no “Plan B” should President Trump decide to withdraw from the accord.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif posted the ominous message on social media this week, saying “it is either all or nothing” and his nation would cease complying with the pact should the United States abandon the deal.
“President Macron is correct in saying there’s no ‘Plan B’ on JCPOA. It’s either all or nothing. European leaders should encourage President Trump not just to stay in the nuclear deal, but more importantly to begin implementing his part of the bargain in good faith,” he tweeted.
President Macron is correct in saying there's no "Plan B" on JCPOA. It's either all or nothing. European leaders should encourage President Trump not just to stay in the nuclear deal, but more importantly to begin implementing his part of the bargain in good faith.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) April 23, 2018
The Iranian official’s comments come as French President Macron heads to DC to meet with President Trump, marking Trump’s first official state visit as Head-of-State.