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-- -- -- All right -- significant developments are -- right now in the war of words that has escalated with Iraq.
Now the US has sent an aircraft carrier into a strategic gulf waterway for the very first time -- -- basically said that we were not allowed to do that anymore.
So this is big news the Strait of Hormuz as -- well now -- the Iranian coastline.
It is a very key.
Route for oil exports and that's why it is such a hot potato.
In -- house.
Joins me now you have US ambassador to the United Nations he was formerly and that -- is now Fox News contributor good morning ambassador could -- is -- morning glad to be here.
You know in this game awhile back several weeks ago Iran said did that we weren't allowed to bring any aircraft carriers back into the -- -- -- of course that's something we've done for a very long time.
How significant that we you know did this move and pulled it off without any repercussions at least so far.
Well I think it's a normal re deployment we've had one or more carriers and -- go for.
Ten years now and I think it say intended to -- -- the Iran ends that they can bluster all they want it's not gonna have any impact on us and number one and number two if Iran.
Did take steps to try and close the Strait of Hormuz that we've got the capability there to finished that off fairly quickly.
So while I don't think there's anything extraordinary to what I do think it's sending very clear signals to Iran that their -- is not appreciated and any steps they took.
Would be an effective.
Yeah and the reason that they brought it up in the first place is all of the -- sanctions that have been brought against them their central banks being cracked down on and now oil embargo.
From may Europe from Europe as well so how significant how how well -- those work.
King in your opinion.
Well -- I think there's less there than meets the -- let's take the European sanctions agreed by foreign ministers today and Brussels number one.
The immediate impact is simply to stop new oil contracts with a run all existing oil contracts are allowed to go through.
Until July number one number two.
You know look the Iran -- have been aware of this possibility for ten years they've made contingency plans.
And enforcement of the EU oil embargo as far as I can tell is basically.
Left that each country so if you have an international school programs says no Iran in oil and -- -- that's -- done now.
They have forgive me ambassador we're short on time -- thank you very much for being here information thank you have stuff -- also you know.
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