Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke with Bill Hemmer on Fox News about the path forward on Iran following its attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply.
When asked by Hemmer about the process the U.S. will go through to form its response to these newly escalated tensions, Risch said:
“When you’re talking about kinetic action, it needs to be well thought out. This event occurred, it’s now over, it needs to be analyzed, and I think all of these arguments have got to be taken into account. That part of the world, particularly the Iranians, understand a kinetic response, and certainly that’s on the table as the President said and we’re going to take into consideration our allies feelings on it and all of the consequences that come with this.
“When these things start, they’re not so easy to unwind as we learned 18 years ago from Afghanistan, so we have to be really careful about getting into this. But the Iranians are notorious for making bad judgements and miscalculating and the real danger here is a miscalculation on the part of the Iranians which give us no choice but to go in fully loaded.”