WaPo "Iran on Saturday began massive military exercises in a defiant response to a week of warnings from the Trump administration, including new sanctions, with a senior Iranian military commander calling the actions “futile” and threatening to “rain” missiles down on the country’s enemies.
"The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s most influential security institution, said it would test missile and radar systems as part of the drill, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency. And a statement on the IRGC website said that the aim of the exercise was “to showcase the power of Iran’s revolution and to dismiss the sanctions,” Reuters reported.
“ 'Should the enemy make a mistake, our roaring missiles will rain down on them,” IRGC Air Force commander, Gen. Amir Ali Hazjizadeh, told the semi-official Tasnim news agency." . . .
White House Says It's Putting Iran 'On Notice' . . . "Citing Iran's backing of Houthi rebels in Yemen, who are at odds with U.S. allies, and the nation's other "destabilizing behavior across the Middle East," Flynn said Tehran has become "emboldened" by the Obama administration's "weak and ineffective" approach." . . .