Donald Trump has a big mouth and it's writing checks America can't cash.
For the last week through tweets and his speech at the UN General Assembly Trump has been berating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and mocking the hardships his country is going through due to harsh economic sanctions.
It has not gone well as his petty and childlike outbursts have only served to anger the North Koreans who have now promised that the detonations of missiles somewhere on the US mainland is "inevitable".
So following the great success he had quelling the problems with the crazed dictator of that country Trump has decided to see if he can replicate the same results with another one of our global nemesis... Iran.
So while at his first speech at the UN Global Assembly last week, the same place he went of on North Korea, Trump went on a teleprompter tirade against Iran as well accusing them of building up its missile capability and accused them of exporting violence to Yemen, Syria and other parts of the Middle East.
In addition Trump criticized the 2015 pact that the United States and other world powers struck with Iran under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions as an...
"embarrassment to the United States"
This despite the fact that the agreement continues to curb that country’s nuclear ambitions and Iran has, even according to his own administration, been compliment with the rules laid out in the deal.
Now if Trump was hoping that Iran would respond with a whimper under his crushing verbal critique he was sadly mistaken.
Instead, much like North Korea, Iran has claimed that on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and promised that it would keep developing its arsenal.
Iran’s defense minister said on Saturday foreign pressures would not affect Iran’s missile program...
“On the path to improve our country’s defensive capacity we will certainly not be the least affected by any threats and we won’t ask anyone’s permission,”
The United States responded by saying Iran's missile tests violate a U.N. resolution and has called on Tehran not to undertake any further activities related to missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
To this Iran essentially said piss off stating in it's announcement on Saturday that the Khorramshahr missile could carry several warheads.
While the United States says Tehran’s ballistic missile tests violated a U.N. resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal Iran denies its missile development breaches the resolution and says its missiles are not designed to carry nuclear weapons and therefore haven't violated the resolution.
So If Trump wanted to enflame a second arms race while on his watch... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!