A war of words between Iran and the U.S. continues, over a critical route for the world's oil supply.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

Securing America:

The Strait of Hormuz, a narrow channel between Iran and the United Arab Emirates is used to transport 15 million barrels of oil every day.  So if Iran were to block all or even a portion of the strait's shipping lanes, energy prices would spike.

Nuland: "We've seen quite a bit of irrational behavior from Iran recently."

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland following threats from Iranian Admirals about closing the strait if fresh sanctions are slapped on Tehran.  A Senior Iranian Commander warning the U.S. is in no position to give orders to Iran about the strategic strait.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.