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As Powers Maneuver, Israel Says No Decision Yet to Attack Iran




US officials urged South Korea to reduce oil imports from Iran. The UN's nuclear monitoring agency plans to send a delegation to Iran by the end of January.




Europe is expected to agree to ban the import of Iranian oil by the end of the month. Saudi Arabia said it could make up for the loss of Iranian oil exports. Iran warned Gulf Arab states they would suffer consequences if they raised oil production to replace Iranian oil.




Iran oil sanctions divide Asia's four largest economies




Iran warned oil-producing Gulf states not to boost production if Iran's crude exports are affected by Western sanctions. State television said it had evidence the US was behind the killing of the recently slain Iranian nuclear scientist. The US warned Israel not to attack Iran.




US Warns Israel Against Iran Strike




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Thailand beefs up security after warning of attack




US boosts its military presence in Persian Gulf




The US said Iran would cross a "red line" if it tried to close the Strait of Hormuz. Russia said military intervention in Iran would be a threat to Russia's own security. Iran said it would discuss allegations it was involved in nuclear weapons work.




Iran called for revenge for the killing of one of its nuclear scientists. Japan agreed to reduce its imports of Iranian oil. The US imposed sanctions on China's Zhuhai Zhenrong Corp, Iran's largest supplier of refined petroleum products.




Israeli intelligence chief: 'Iran, Hezbollah providing weaponry to Assad'




An assassin killed a Iranian scientist involved in its nuclear program. Iran accused the US and Israel; the US denied responsibility. This was the latest in a series of attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists and facilities.




Study Ranks Countries on Nuclear Security




Hiding in Iran, Raising Suspicions in Europe




Talking to the Enemy: How German Diplomats Opened Channel to Taliban




The US has said Iran's uranium enrichment at an underground bunker was a "further escalation." Russia expressed regret and concern. Europe and Japan moved forward with plans to cut Iranian oil imports.




Pentagon Tries to Counter Low-Cost but Potent Weapons




The IAEA confirmed Iran has started uranium enrichment in an underground bunker. Iran imposed a death sentence on an American man accused of spying. China rejected sanctions on Iranian oil, but it cut Iranian oil purchases anyway.




Iran Trumpets Nuclear Ability at Second Location