White House falsely accuses Iran of attack on US navy ship off Yemen
(February 2) On Wednesday National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn announced that he had "officially put Iran on notice" after it had carried out a ballistic missile test.
|He also used an attack by Houthi rebels, whom Iran supports, on a Saudi naval vessel as a justification for putting Iran on notice. When White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, reported on Flynn' statement he used two "alternative facts" to create fake news about the event:|
Sean Spicer asserted at Thursday’s press briefing that Iran had attacked a U.S. naval vessel, as part of his argument defending the administration’s bellicose announcement that Iran is “on notice.”