Nerves are jangling all over Europe as Iran is caught blatantly defying a U.N. Security Council resolution that forbids the rogue nation from performing a ballistic missile test.

Resolution 2231 forbids Iran from “any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.” Fox says Iran "test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile on Saturday, which the U.S. said had the capability to strike parts of Europe and the Middle East." Whoops!

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Barack Obama/John Kerry negotiated Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), in May because he saw through the Mullahs like cheap tissue paper.

Germany, the U.K., France, China and Russia remained in the deal, and French and British diplomats are now insisting that the test is simply "inconsistent" with the resolution and not necessarily a "violation" of it. Gotcha!

From Macron to Merkel to May, Trump has tried to lead but I guess some folks just need to learn the hard way. By the way, the folks in France were chanting "We want Trump" after forcing Macron on Tuesday to suspend his ridiculous carbon tax. Something else Trump warned against.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. 

More From WBSM-AM/AM 1420