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Top democrat: Trump drew redline on Iran

US President Donald Trump

The Trump Administration has drawn a clear redline against Iran continuing its international ballistic missile program, Ben Cardin, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told The Jerusalem Post .


“The president of the United States said it’s not going to happen – to me, that’s a redline,” Cardin said. “I’m not sure it's a good idea – I wouldn’t have said it.”

Cardin commented in response to a statement by Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, which put Iran “on notice” over its missile testing and its targeting of Saudi and Emirati assets through its Yemeni proxy organization, the Houthi rebels.

Flynn did not specify what actions the Trump administration plans on taking in response, which worries Cardin, who has long expressed concern with Iran’s regional designs.

The senator was attending an event for the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council on Capitol Hill, where he made remarks slamming the president’s recent executive order banning refugees and nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the country.

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