Washington, DC (WIBX) - New York's senior Senator is calling on the State Department to put pressure on Saudi Arabia to increase oil production. 

Senator Charles Schumer hopes that will make up for any further Iranian oil embargoes and in turn will bring down surging gas prices.

Iran has already cut oil shipments to the United Kingdom and France.

Schumer says Iran is using oil as a weapon to break the will of the United States as the U.S. works to hold the regime accountable for its pursuit of nuclear weapons.