White House Puts Iran โ€˜on notice,โ€™ Wonโ€™t Rule out Military Force

Flynn comes out and threatens IranIn a reckless and amateur move, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said Wednesday that President Donald Trumpโ€™s administration is โ€œofficially putting Iran on notice,โ€ and senior administration officials later refused to rule out military action against the Islamic Republic.

Senior administration officials Wednesday afternoon said Iranโ€™s โ€œhighly provocativeโ€ behavior, including a recent missile test, โ€œis a destabilizing factor in the regionโ€ and promised a response.

The administration is considering โ€œa large number of optionsโ€ to address Iran, but refused to say whether military action is among them.

โ€œWeโ€™re going to take appropriate action,โ€ an administration official said. โ€œWe are considering a whole range of options. We are in a deliberative process.โ€

The statements came after the Iranian government conducted a missile test on Monday and Houthi rebels, an Iran-backed group in Yemen, attacked a Saudi naval vessel earlier this week.

Flynn addressed reporters at the top of the daily White House press briefing earlier in the day.