Trump’s Security Council Shakeup Coincides With Iran’s Missile Test

The Arak IR-40 heavy water reactor in Iran.

On Sunday, Iran carried out a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile that exploded after 630 miles, a U.S. official said on Monday.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the test was carried out from a site near Semnan, which is east of Tehran. The official added that the last time this type of missile was test launched was in July 2016.

It was not immediately clear whether the test launch violated a United Nations Security Council resolution, but it is believed that given the U.S. Homeland Security Council and the National Security Council upending this week, rogue nations like Iran are taking advantage and moving forward with overt actions without consequence.

The White House remains in chaos and when questioned was unable to meaningfully respond. At todays press briefing Spicer stated “We’re looking into that. We’re aware that Iran fired that missile. We’re looking into the exact nature of it, and I’ll try to have more for you later.”

Regarding the Nations Security Council firings, Sean Spicer conceded to the use of identical memorandums from the previous two administrations to deflect reports that the replacement and reassignment of several top Security Council members was unprecedented and reckless. Spicer further admitted that Trump mistakenly excluded the Central Intelligence Agency from the initial White House memorandum – and will be amending the memo to include the Central Intelligence Agency.

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