First, though, tensions between the U.S. and theMiddle Eastern nation of Iran. Earlier this week, Irantested out a medium range missile, a U.S.defense official said the test failed and that therewas no threat to America or its allies in the MiddleEast.
But do Iran's missile tests break international law? AU.N. Security Council resolution passed in 2015 tells Iran not to have anything to do withmissiles that can carry nuclear weapons. Iran has tested several missiles since then, but it saysthe resolution does not apply because its missile program is only for defensive purposes.
The U.S. doesn't agree. On Wednesday, America's national security adviser called Iran's recenttests a provocative breach of the resolution and said the U.S. was putting Iran on notice.Iran responded that it would vigorously continue its missile activity and that it didn't needpermission to do it.
Trump administration officials say they're planning to impose additional sanctions, penaltieson certain people or businesses affiliated with Iran.