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President Ahmadinejad said Russia is part of a US plot to discredit Iran. "Our enemies have started a new propaganda war against Iran, which is written and directed by the U.S. and staged by the Russian president." Vice President Rahimi said Iran will replace the dollar and the euro with other unnamed currencies for oil trades.
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said his forces are prepared to defend the revolution "and have other responsibilities at cultural, political, and security fields." The deputy IRGC commander said Iran "can resist against toughest sanctions."
An Iranian scientist who defected to the US and then returned to Iran is said to have provided Iranian intelligence with valuable information on the CIA. One of four men on trial for plotting to blow up fuel tanks at JFK airport is said to have spied for Iran.
The European Union is considering stiffening sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program. The EU is also seeking to set a new date for talks with Iran. Iran is encouraging foreign firms to invest in its energy sector.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has pulled out of a gas field project due to sanctions. Germany is investigating the European-Iranian Handelsbank AG for funneling money to Iran. The defense minister claimed Iran will launch a new, high-tech submarine.
Iran's parliament urged the government to continue to pursue uranium enrichment. The oil minister said Iran would begin blacklisting foreign firms. A senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps commander said the Zahedan suicide attack was a sign of "weakness."
A senior member of the Iranian parliament said that "Pakistan is terrorists' shelter" and "Pakistani officials must be held accountable for the issue." Police arrested 40 people in connection to the Zahedan mosque suicide attacks that was carried out by Jundallah.
Jundallah claimed a pair of suicide attacks outside a mosque in Zahedan that killed 21 people, including members of the Revolutionary Guards Corps. Jundallah claimed it carried out the attacks to avenge the execution of its former leader, Abdulmalik Rigi.