Iran continues talking tough, as the U.S. keeps options open in order to keep a key shipping route open.

FOX News Radio's Kirstin McNary reveals what the latest beef is about in our ongoing series on national security:

Responding to threats of even tougher economic sanctions against his country, the head of Iran's army telling the U.S. to keep its aircraft carriers out of the Persian Gulf.

(Nuland) "They are feeling increasingly isolated, and they are trying to divert the attention of their own public from the difficulties inside Iran."

...State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.  The Obama Administration, still not ruling out military action if Iran continues with its nuclear program.

(Nuland) "The Administration has made clear at every stage, and the President himself has made clear, that no option is off the table.  No option is ever off the table."

Kirstin McNary, FOX News Radio.

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