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    Iran Fears US Warning on Missile Test Signals Trump Plans to Nix Nuclear Deal

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    The Trump administration’s latest threat of retaliation against Iran for a ballistic missile test and attacks on US and allied ships reinforces a belief in Tehran that the White House intends to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, according to a report by the private intelligence firm Soufan Group on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The report was released after US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn issued a statement on Wednesday putting Iran on notice for violating a UN Security Council resolution regarding missiles.

    "Additional fuel for such concerns came on February 1, when the Trump administration put Iran ‘on notice’ about its latest ballistic missile test and the arming of Yemen’s Houthi rebels," who have fired on US and allied ships.

    Flynn’s comments came a day after Iran launched a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of tests, which began shortly after implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement with the United States and five other nations to limit Iran’s development of nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions relief.

    Earlier this week, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen attacked a Saudi-owned ship, killing two sailors.

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