Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

U.S. Prepares New Iran Sanctions for Testing Ballistic Missile

by Abigail Williams and Kristen Welker /  / Updated 
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn answers questions in the briefing room of the White House Feb. 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C.Win McNamee / Getty Images

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

President Donald Trump's administration could hit Iran with new sanctions as early as Friday following Tehran's test-fire of a medium-range ballistic missile, NBC News has confirmed.

However, sources provided the caveat that nothing is ever final, until President Trump announces it.

On Wednesday National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said the White House was putting Iran "on notice."

Two officials tell NBC News that the new sanctions are in response to the continuous terrorist activity of Iran and repeated ballistic missile tests, but will not violate the existing Iranian nuclear deal.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

During the campaign, Trump took several stances on the Iran nuclear containment deal signed by former President Barack Obama and other world powers in 2015. At some points, Trump vowed to strictly police the agreement. At others, he threatened to tear it up.

Iran has confirmed that it test-fired a missile on Sunday but insisted it did not violate the nuclear deal because this missile is not capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. It was the first launch of its kind since Trump took office.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend nbcnews.com to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Leave your email if you’d like us to respond. (Optional)

Please enter a valid email address

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making nbcnews.com a better place.