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President Rouhani declared yesterday that Iran has decided on principle not to develop weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons. He also said the Iranian government's foreign policy is now "based on easing tensions and building confidence with the world." State media said five border guards who had been kidnapped in Pakistan were freed.
As part of seven promised "confidence-building" measures on its nuclear program due for completion by May 15, Iran agreed to provide information to the IAEA on its detonators. A top IAEA official said progress at the Feb. 8-9 talks was good but much work remains to be done to examine possible military aspects of Iran's nuclear program. Iran claimed to have successfully test-fired two new missiles, an advanced ballistic missile with a fragmentation warhead and a laser-guided surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile.
The commander of the Northern Navy Fleet said Iran is sending several warships on a three-month mission in the Atlantic Ocean that will take Iranian ships close to US maritime borders for the first time. In a meeting in Tehran with a top official of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, called Israel the main threat to Middle East peace, urged PIJ to maintain unity, and said the conflict in Syria was an important lesson for the Islamic resistance front.