Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to U.S. President Donald Trump, said Monday that the message from the White House is clear — the Iranian regime’s “maligned” behavior cannot continue.

In an interview on Fox News, Conway said: “The president’s been very, very clear — even in his tweets this morning — how he feels about the developments.”

Iran’s regime said it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to spy on the regime’s nuclear and military sites. They also said that some of those arrested had already been sentenced to death.

This comes following the Iranian regime’s seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.

“The ship was seized under false and illegal pretenses and the Iranians should release it and its crew immediately,” British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman told reporters on Monday.

In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the responsibility to free the tanker “falls to the United Kingdom,” but that “This is the kind of behavior we’ve seen out of Iran for 40 years.”

“I think the whole world is wakening up to the threat,” Secretary Pompeo said. He also echoed the president and Conway’s words, saying: “I would urge everyone who’s reading that story that the Iranian regime has a long history of lying.”

President Trump tweeted on Monday morning that Iran’s claim was completely false: “The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a Religious Regime that is Badly Failing and has no idea what to do.”

“Their Economy is dead, and will get much worse. Iran is a total mess!” he exclaimed.

“Iran has a history of lying and the president flatly denies their claims that they’ve disrupted a CIA ring,” said Conway.

Conway said that Iran’s regime is not happy that the president pulled out of the nuclear deal, and that they could no longer rely on “pallets of cash” from a “bad deal.”

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