Pathetic that it took them this long.
Via Times of Israel:
The Obama administration publicly rebuked Iran on Monday over a shipment of Gaza-bound missiles that was intercepted last Wednesday in the Red Sea by the Israeli Navy
Given the five days it took for the White House to issue an official condemnation, it appeared as though the administration needed time to reconcile evidence of Iran’s state-sponsorship of terrorism with the ongoing diplomatic push to reach a deal on capping Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
“It is important to make clear that even as we continue efforts to resolve our concerns over Iran’s nuclear program through diplomacy, we will continue, in coordination with our partners and allies, to push back against Iranian support for terrorism, threats against our friends and partners, and violations of human rights,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said at a briefing.
Carney said Washington had started working with Israel, through intelligence and military channels and at the national security adviser level, as soon as it knew that the shipment was on the move.
“We were very clear about our views on the ship that was interdicted and the fact that we condemn in the strongest terms Iran’s efforts to supply terrorist organizations operating in the region with weaponry,” he said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the international community Monday for clinging to what he said was the illusion of a changed Iran. He made the comments surrounded by a cache of missiles seized aboard the Klos-C.