The Trump administration issued new sanctions against a number of Iranian officials tied to the Islamic regime Friday morning in response to a recent ballistic missile test and an attack on a Saudi warship in the Red Sea.
The Iranians wasted no time in responding.
Iran unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people. We'll never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense. pic.twitter.com/TxlSEL8rjj— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) February 3, 2017
We will never use our weapons against anyone, except in self-defense. Let us see if any of those who complain can make the same statement. pic.twitter.com/xwGquvqLvb— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) February 3, 2017
The Pentagon also announced Friday the U.S.S. Cole will patrol the waters on the shores of Yemen until further notice.