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A startling discovery at an underground bunker in Iran the UN nuclear watchdog finding the highest level of enriched uranium amber inside that country.
Of course Iran claims its only enriching uranium to produce nuclear power not nuclear weapons.
But the new finding puts it over the level needed for energy production.
Our -- says it overshot its enrichment target.
By eight accidents but it's all raising suspicions Iran is saying one thing and doing another just to stall for time.
As a US led pushed by global powers works to keep Iran's nuclear program in Shaq.
Fox News national security analysts KT McFarland is -- -- Fox News flat Fox News lives Defcon three.
And we love to have -- expertise on issues like this Katie thanks for joining us.
-- -- -- -- -- Because on one hand Iran is saying look we really are not doing any nuclear weapons program here we just need nuclear energy we need nuclear accidents -- medical purposes.
On the other hand.
What are they doing they're enriching uranium.
Now we've seen that -- -- into the highest level ever we found underground nuclear sites that that we didn't know about before.
We know that they're doing.
A number of things that they're not telling us about that at the same time as saying don't look over here behind the curtain.
Look over here -- the negotiations.
Were really good guys.
The problem with this is that eventually they're going to say.
I'll wow we've got nuclear weapons were nuclear weapons state and what does that do it makes -- the most powerful country.
And that part of the world with their hands on the world's oil supply so that's how it affects us that's why we care.
Why do we continue then to have these sanctions to have these negotiations to do this cat and mouse this back and forth not to look over here -- -- look over there.
Why do we continue through various administrations to agreed -- that.
But here's the reason is because we don't have any good options with this nobody wants.
A nuclear Iran nobody wants an -- -- Middle East which everyone has nuclear weapons or Iran has its hands on the world's oil supply because of its nuclear weapons -- -- On the other hand.
What the other option bomb Iran.
Everyone realizes that -- at the United States Israel the west bombs Iran's nuclear sites.
Iran retaliates potentially closes the strait of rumors there's a larger regional war evidence there's -- probably drank the United States and nobody wants either one of those options bomb Iran let Iran get the -- that's why we have looked.
Again and again for some third option and President Bush what are the reasons behind going into Iraq.
Was that brought that -- post Saddam Hussein in Iraq would be pro American strong and would -- -- counterweight.
To Iran that hasn't worked out that way -- best Iraq is going to be.
Iran's -- but.
It's going to be -- it's certainly not going to be what President Bush and candidate for President Obama comes and office and he says well the problem is we -- -- negotiated so he starts out for three years extending the hand of friendship.
For negotiations those haven't worked.
That's why they're now imposing sanctions the sanctions haven't even come into effect yet they don't even come into effect and -- later in the summer.
And the question is will they be -- -- to get Iran to negotiate away its nuclear weapons I think it's very unlikely.
Well and in the meantime while the negotiations continue of course that leaders in Israel.
Despite to sort of veiled warnings from the US say were not taking anything off the table and and by the way as -- Yunel.
The Department of State has sent that is the undersecretary of state -- political affairs Wendy Sherman -- to -- in Tel Aviv today.
The State Department says this is what she's doing in Israel to reaffirm our unshakable commitment to Israel's security.
Do we have one is this visit to them enough.
Well that's the -- and -- you've had been the key of all this is not so much what is the United States they are we going to be.
Worried about a nuclear Iran are we going to be able to contain a nuclear -- if Israel Israel lives in that neighborhood.
-- -- Israel Israel as the sons and daughters and grandchildren of people.
Who survived the Holocaust so they look at the -- -- -- are heavy -- forces last week who said our goal is -- annihilation of Israel.
They can't say that well they don't really need it.
They have to assume that's a serious threat given -- they are given the neighborhood they live and given the history they've had so the question is will.
The State Department official goes to Israel today -- she be able to save of the Israelis trust us you now we really think.
We can get -- run to the negotiating table and they can give up their nuclear weapons program or is this you're going to conclude.
As Netanyahu has already -- you know Israel's got to defend Israel.
For itself by itself and Israel has to make that decision of whether they want to go it alone.
Or whether they're going to trust the United States is somehow stop Iran's nuclear program.
-- often feels like -- chess game that will not end.
Thank you very much for -- our -- we appreciate it.
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