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I just gonna get to the Middle East -- thought correspondent -- Leland -- -- you may be aware that Iran has been conducting some war games in the straits of Hormuz which are a critical waterway through which -- -- like a fifth or sixth.
Of the wolves in -- loyal.
Supplies costs and Iran is now threatening.
US warships as I understand it -- tell us about that how serious is this.
Well I think you should start with this -- in the Iranian naval -- said we're not interested in -- the Americans more then once and they should not bring their aircraft carriers back through the Strait of Hormuz.
To the Persian gulf big US response could probably be summed up and basically saying so what.
They said we're gonna put our aircraft carriers and our naval ships through the straits of Hormuz when we want for whatever reason we want as many times as we want.
And -- naval drill that the Iranians had been practicing for the past ten days is heavy on that.
Smoke and fire -- a whole lot of threats we didn't have anywhere near the kind of military hardware that experts say the Iranian navy needs.
In order to actually follow through on their threat to shut down the streets form -- as you mentioned.
Carries about a sixth of the world's oil supply throw it in ukrainians are threatening to shut it down -- if the world procedures more aggression sanctions against their nuclear program so this is the threat if you try to cut off our money coming into Iran and go ahead and hurt our nuclear program we're gonna shut down the Strait of Hormuz the video though doesn't show much the one thing you didn't show.
Was then using a surface to surface missile which could be used against anti.
-- scenario for example against an oil supertanker which would certainly cause.
A huge -- in the oil markets if they did that however there's a lot of history of the US military being in the Persian gulf and US aircraft carriers being in the Persian gulf there among the most formidable weapons in the world known to man -- able to project force.
Tens of thousands of miles away from their home base using.
-- carrier based aircraft and back in the 1980s.
They were used actually to escort.
Kuwaiti flagged oil vessels through the straits of Hormuz when Iran in Iraq.
Working at war and back in the 1980s the US and Iran actually had a naval battle in the straits of Hormuz over just this issue when the Iranians had minded area -- -- -- US missile frigate.
What happened in that battle the Iranians -- loss.
Badly so you draw -- this a couple of things number one the Iranians have a lot of bravado.
Number two that the US military thinks the straits of Hormuz is something worth fighting for that essentially said we -- going to continue putting our ships there.
And number three despite the Iranians bravado and all of their videos that they put out its more than likely -- in the future.
-- that the US would probably have little bit more than a white worked out dispatching with the weapons in that.
Tactics we saw in those are -- and videos Jonathan now have we heard specifically from any US officials responding to this threat -- Exactly we have from the Pentagon spokespeople and also from the secretary of defense is spokes people who have said.
We will send our carriers through the straits of Hormuz.
Our battle plans and arm movements of our ships are unchanged in the Strait of Hormuz.
Had international agreements governing -- and allow lots to navigate warships through then essentially at the discretion of the United States navy.
And there's no intention of changing.
Quietly embedded in -- Jerusalem thank you very much I just -- get.
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