Fox correspondent Ed Henry falsely claims Iran said it will begin enriching uranium at "basically a nuclear grade"

Fox correspondent Ed Henry falsely claims Iran said it will begin enriching uranium at "basically a nuclear grade"

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From the June 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): The Iranians admitted it and they said that this was an American spy drone. This drone, as he said, costs up to $180 million. So this is not some drone that you're getting off of Amazon. This is an aircraft that is -- belongs to our government.

ED HENRY (GUEST CO-HOST): And think about the context of Iranian officials saying just a few days ago they're edging closer to enriching uranium at a higher level -- basically a nuclear grade. That suggests they're continuing to edge closer and closer to this nuclear program that we've been trying to stop for a long time. So the stakes are very high.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Plus, you factor in these attacks on the tankers out there. And yesterday the U.S. military said we have proof that the Iranians did it, we've got some fingerprints, we've got some palm prints of the people who were taking one of the unexploded magnetic mines off of one of the tankers.

HENRY: Absolutely, Republican Lindsey Graham telling Bret Baier last night it's getting more dangerous by the day. He's obviously a close adviser to the president, so we'll stay on top of it.

EARHARDT: Yeah. It's a volatile situation, this just escalates it.

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