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Iran confirmed the arrest of several Slovak paragliders suspected of espionage. The seven Slovaks were arrested for allegedly photographing Iranian military sites sometime in the past few weeks.
Iran's nuclear energy chief, Fereydoun Abbasi-Davan, said the country's uranium enrichment program would continue at its current pace, despite the election of Hassan Rowhani to succeed President Ahmadinejad in August. Abbasi-Dayan also said refinement work at the underground Fordow facility would not change. Israel has warned that pressure on Iran over its nuclear program must not lessen under the new administration.
A senior Iranian official said calls by Sunni clerics such as Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi for jihad in Syria are fueling terrorism in the region. He also claimed that Iran was providing only "economic, political and media support" to Syria, not military aid to the Syrian army, and that Hezbollah was in Syria only to protect Lebanese in Syria from violence and guard the Lebanese-Syrian border.