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President Ahmadinejad said Iran needed to reduce its dependence on oil revenue to overcome economic sanctions. Iran's state prosecutor said the two main opposition leaders were not competent to run for president in the June elections.
The foreign minister invited Egypt's president to visit Tehran, as Iran worked to improve relations with Egypt. Iran's sole nuclear power plant is back at full capacity; another one is to be completed by March.
Iran's oil minister acknowledged that oil exports have fallen by more than 40 percent due to economic sanctions. Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, warned the Iranians not to criticize upcoming presidential elections.
Iran began developing software to control social media networking sites. Although the specific sites was not disclosed, both Facebook and Twitter are popular in the country.
Iran warned foreign surveillance ships and aircraft to stay away in the Strait of Hormuz. The Iranian Navy has been conducting military exercises in the area. Iran also conducted defensive drills in ports and along the coastline.
Iran's navy claims it has tested the Iranian-manufactured air defense system Raad ("Thunder") during an exercise near the Strait of Hormuz. Iran also conducted a "cyberwarfare drill" during the same exercise taking place in the Strait of Hormuz as well as in the Gulf of Oman.