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Tehran will begin the search for new uranium deposits inside the country. Israeli President Peres warned the IAEA over Iran's nuclear activities. Iran's defense minister said that his country is ready to equip Lebanon's army with weapons. Tehran will open a joint oil field with Oman in the Strait of Hormuz.
Tehran reported that the Bushehr nuclear reactor is online and running safely. Government officials said the startup of the Bushehr plant symbolizes resistance to the West and its failure to contain Iran. Police detained Iranian judiciary officials in Tehran for malpractice.
Iran claimed it produced and fielded an unmanned "stealth" bomber. The new UAV, called the Karrar, is said to have a range of 600 miles and can carry two 250-pound bombs. Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Iran would hold talks with any nation but the US.
Iran has begun to load fuel into the Bushehr nuclear power plant. Iran and Russia created a joint company to operate the Bushehr plant. The chief of Russia's Federal Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has a right to nuclear power.
Russia said that Iran's new Bushehr nuclear reactor poses no threat. Tehran test fired a new precision ground-to-ground missile. Iran's gasoline imports dropped by 90 percent in August due to international sanctions.
The Revolutionary Guards Corps announced that if attacked it will respond by targeting its enemies' interests around the world. Germany charged two people with shipping rocket supplies to Iran. A member of the Iranian parliament said Iran will not back down from its nuclear program in the face of a US attack.
Former UN ambassador John Bolton said Israel has eight days to strike Iran's Bushehr reactor. Authorities in Tehran announced a suspension of a stoning sentence during Ramadan. Tehran invited Bangladesh to join in building the IPI pipeline project.
The chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said his country "will begin constructing another enrichment plant by early 2011" and that 10 new enrichment sites have been identified. President Ahmadinejad said Iran must gain "full independence" in the nuclear field. Venezuela is prepared to export 20,000 barrels of refined gasoline a day to Iran.
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani denounced the US and NATO "aggression in Afghanistan" and said Iran does not have a joint approach with the US to deal with the war. A top parliamentary official said Iran is pursuing plans to build its own nuclear plants and welcomes Western assistance.
Russia will deliver nuclear fuel to the Bushehr plant on Aug. 21. An Islamic Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran has no use for nuclear weapons. Iraq will allow a pipeline from Iran to Syria be built on its territory.
Iran and Turkey are providing weapons to Hezbollah. Opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi said UN sanctions have strengthened Iran's government. The central bank is reducing reserves of the dollar and the euro.