Closed captioning of: War of words with Iran escalates
overseas tonight, the war of words between the u.s. and
is escalating over the
and beyond. today, the iranians made new threats. we get the latest tonight from our tehran bureau chief.
announced today it has begun to enrich uranium at a second underground facility well protected from possible
is for peaceful purposes, but the west suspects
of developing a
nuclear weapons program
had a blunt warning today about
need to know
that if they take that step, that they're going to get stopped.
approved but not yet implemented new sanctions that would target its ability to sell oil abroad. today a senior iranian official said
wouldn't allow a drop of oil to pass through the strait of hormuz if petroleum exports are blocked. a fifth of oil passes through the water way.
will not tolerate blocking of the straits of hormuz, that's another
for us and we will respond to that.
also warned the carrier "
" not to return to the
. that same carrier helped rescue 11 iranian fishermen from pirates last week. while the government called it a positive and humanitarian act, iranian state news agencies dismissed it as a