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So he's not here yesterday the Iranian economy is collapsing people are taking in the streets to protest the hyper inflation stockpiling food.
The police are blocking off streets to prevent riots from spreading.
So will Iran's own economy bring down the ruling regime joining me now is Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland.
Thank you so much for joining us and I'm.
I was shocked to see inflation that you know suddenly take hold in Iran were looking at.
Milk the price of milk going up 9% in one day the rial has lost 70%.
Of its value.
Or why does this happen all the -- it is it just the sanctions.
I think if accumulation of things.
And I want her and why he was taking to the streets you know what's going -- -- rating government knew that sanctions were coming and we announced -- six months in advance they did start stockpiling.
Individual service on time payments are exactly concerned hoarding dollars and so I think that's why didn't see it earlier you know -- seen at.
Breaking out and why -- seen it breaking efficacy Iranian people.
Through the Arab Spring started in 2009.
They administration did not -- about administration encourages.
In fact just the opposite and then -- Arab -- real started two years later in Tunisia Morocco and Egypt to senators are.
Yep so -- -- -- reading about people you know according milk -- bread not buying meat because they don't want to waste their money on it we're seeing you know pictures that we'll show you again I'm sure people in the streets.
Rioting but we had several people on yesterday.
Who said that.
We don't actually want to topple this regime that's not America's best interest is that true I don't think -- -- there is one argument out there that -- with the trying to topple this regime all the demonstrations that the regime itself a double down on its efforts.
To get nuclear weapons now I'm a big believer that you have to cramming options with Iran bomb Iran.
And start a regional war let Iran get the bomb and have a nuclear arms race there's got to be a third option economic warfare and that's the -- -- -- It's been how does that -- -- -- what's the best case scenario from right here as -- watching this Brad what should we be rooting for.
We should be rooting for the top -- of this regime in this regime is only gonna give up its nukes if they think it's their -- -- their necks or their nukes now why they think this or next.
One would be a military action the other would be if.
-- got -- story in the streets.
That's and -- really realistic three years ago.
But look what's happened throughout the Middle -- every one of these dictatorships has been toppled by people going to the streets.
If we can get people back out into the streets of Iran again yeah topple their government because it -- -- that I Melissa Iran's gonna get -- -- Play out so we topple the government how do we know that the new guys who -- -- are gonna then build it didn't know what it and and it's hard I think and you got to be worse.
And a current guys and I don't know if you look at some of the things that are happening in the rest the Middle East I mean it seems like each ship.
So we you know -- we thought it was going to be better it's obviously become a huge challenge of Libya you know what's happened to our ambassador there.
I mean I'm not sure the Arab Spring elsewhere has worked out that -- -- I would agree but think that Iran would be the one exception because it's so bad now it's hard to think it gets a whole lot worse and it's worth the chance.
I think the day it's not even Iran getting nukes that we worry about it's this Iran getting -- it's the Iran that says we're going to obliterate Israel.
We're going to wipe out the United States we and previous administrations had been helping the Iranian nuclear program just not -- Somalis to return -- KT McFarland thank you so much we appreciate your insight.
So I'm putting my.