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Sent oil up almost 4% this morning on news the US is adding forces to the Persian gulf.
Discouraged I ran from trying to block the Strait of Hormuz KT McFarland is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a Fox News contributor.
He joins us now from west -- -- New York thank you so much for being with us KT.
So the US is stepping up troop -- -- doubled the number of mine sweepers to eight they've got up loading.
Are they doing this.
To get tough with the -- suddenly are they doing this to ease -- and Israel so that -- Israel doesn't attack without US.
-- all the about what's happened in the last several days is there is a new round of sanctions against Iran's banking system.
Against -- export of -- and it's the United States and the European Union which are pros and it will hurt Iran now what is Iran doing in retaliation.
They themselves are having war games -- back just a few hours ago.
The Iranians have tested.
They're -- -- -- that's an intermediate range.
Ballistic missile and missile that's capable of leave Mitterrand and hitting US forces -- the golf or capable of hitting Israel Scott a range of about 121000 miles.
In addition about the United States is showing don't mess with us.
What they're doing as we got additional work plans in the region capable of attacking Iran's missile batteries on the Iranian shore we have more mine -- as you just pointed out.
And we also have a ship that's now been retrofitted and -- -- to deal with any kind of casualties or humanitarian assistance.
So everybody's rationing and -- everybody's flexing their muscles to show.
They're not going to back down but the real issue here is not watching who's doing -- there's flexing their muscles is willing ukrainians go the negotiating table -- Iranian regime.
Negotiate away its nuclear weapons that's the main event yeah now -- stuff and I don't think the Iranian regime is gonna do you.
Would help if Russia and China got on our side and put pressure on Iran but they don't do that much you -- Now -- -- they're not about -- why because our work for China is the largest personal server rainy and oil.
They're not going to walk away from that they need better reining in oil and they've actually gotten a much better deal on a -- -- -- -- all these problems that happened with Iranian -- The Chinese have gone back to -- -- the extra -- not selling to the others but we want a new price for about.
And as far as Russia that's their relationship they've been -- help the Iranian nuclear program Iranian centrifuge program.
To enrich uranium so neither of those countries -- at this point are likely to walk away from Mac let's relationship and Iran all right.
Thank you very much KT McFarland.
Thank you lady -- or.
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