America truly has turned a corner after eight years of appeasement, judging by the latest developments in Iran.
The New York Post has the scoop:
Fox News reports that new satellite imagery, verified by US officials, shows Iran has abruptly removed a new missile that was being prepared for launch as recently as Friday.
It was a long-range Safir missile — a class that Tehran last launched into space two years ago, and that uses the same components as those needed for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The images showed a flurry of activity, including a host of visitors, on the launchpad Feb. 3, the day the missile was first spotted.
Then, on Tuesday, the missile was gone.
Perhaps it was a technical problem — but the timing suggests otherwise. On Jan. 29, recall, Iran launched a new type of medium-range ballistic missile capable of reaching all of Europe, in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.
Indeed, as TFPP has covered, the Trump Administration announced in response to the test-firing that the United States was “putting Iran on notice,” and later announced new sanctions on the rogue state.
It’s also likely that Iran’s rulers noticed that General James Mattis — a man whose recommendation of retaliatory strikes against Iran for killing American soldiers in Iraq fell on deaf ears during Barack Obama’s tenure — is now the Secretary of Defense, suggesting that from now on, America’s warnings will have real teeth.
The Post notes that “was a response unlike anything Tehran saw in eight years under President Barack Obama — whose State Department routinely issued reports critical of Iran, but turned a blind eye to the Islamic Republic’s nefarious behavior, not to mention its repeated violations of the sweetheart nuclear deal.”
It’s about time.