In this Wednesday, April 15, 2020, photo made available by U.S. Navy, Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels sail close to U.S. military ships in the Persian Gulf near Kuwait.
Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps vowed that Iran forces will take action against USA "terrorist" ships that harass Tehran's.
"The first satellite of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been successfully launched into orbit", said the Guards' Sepahnews website.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard conducted a space launch Wednesday that could advance the country's long-range missile program.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the launch could be a breach of a United Nations resolution which "called upon" Iran to stop working on missiles created to carry nuclear weapons. On several occasions, US Navy ships fired warning shots at Iranian vessels when they got too close. "This is confirmed by the results of numerous discussions in the United Nations security Council on the implementation of resolution 2231", Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
The satellite was placed into orbit 425 kilometers above Earth's surface.
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According to the USA forces, the Iranian boats violated the safety rules of shipping and global law with risky and provocative actions.
Trump did not cite a specific Iranian provocation in his tweet or provide details. This is the latest security incident to manifest in the Persian Gulf as a result of the wider U.S. -Iran tensions in the region. He predicted Iran will launch Noor 2 satellite.
During the same briefing Air Force General John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that he liked the President's warning.
The launch was "a great success and a new development in the field of space for Islamic Iran", it added. In January, the US conducted a drone strike in Iraq that killed top IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani.
"Today, Americans must do their best to save those troops who are infected with coronavirus instead of bullying others", Shekarchi said, according to Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA.
"How much of a threat do you see from Iran at this point in terms of taking advantage of a pandemic in the background?" host Harris Faulkner asked Keane.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "Iran needs to be held accountable for what it's done".