US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said the US would no longer tolerate Iran's "lawless behavior" following last Sunday's medium-range missile test. Previously, the President Trump tweeted: "Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how 'kind' President Obama was to them. Not me!" The US Treasury Department announced Friday measures against 25 people and a dozen companies connected to Iran's ballistic missile program and those providing support to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Qods Force.
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn issued a statement on the new sanctions, saying that the "international community has been too tolerant of Iran's bad behavior."
The first Iran sanctions of Mr Trump's new presidency come a day after he said "nothing is off the table" in dealing with the country. “The days of turning a blind eye to Iran's hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over," the US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said. The Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, applauded Mr Trump on his administration's "swift and decisive response", in a statement on Twitter.