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State media claimed that Iran has fielded a "massive" quantity of missile launchers that will allow the Iranian military to "crush the enemy" with simultaneous fire from long-range surface-to-surface missiles. The claim could not be independently verified.
The defense ministry said Iran has never sent "military forces" to Syria; IRGC chief Jafari stated in September that Quds Force members were in Syria to give the government "counsel and advice." Syrian National Coalition chief Sabra alleged that "[t]housands of Iranian forces and its terrorist collaborators from Hezbollah are invading Syria." The US has claimed that Iranian as well as Lebanese Hezbollah fighters are battling Syrian rebels in Qusayr. Ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and former government official Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie were barred from running for president.
A new report from the UN's atomic energy agency said Iran is significantly expanding its nuclear program, and has started work on an alternative approach to developing a nuclear weapon. Advanced equipment for the enrichment of uranium is being installed at an accelerating pace at the Natanz plant, and work is progressing at other sites as well. The US State Dept. called the report an "unfortunate milestone."