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US Moves to Shut Embassy in Syria




Major powers divided on approach to Iran




Japan said it would continue to cut imports of Iranian oil. The major powers said they were open to renewed talks with Iran. After Iranian warnings, a US aircraft carrier sailed into waters off Iran. The UK banned Iranian state TV from British airwaves.




Russia said a military assault on Iran could cause a "chain reaction" that would destabilize the world. The US said it was ready for any contingency and that Iran was helping Syria export oil and evade sanctions. The EU is expected to agree on an oil embargo against Iran and a freeze on the assets of its central bank on Monday.




New Bid to Stifle Iran Aid to Syria




Leaders of German al Qaeda cell living in Iran

Leaders of an al Qaeda cell that plotted a Mumbai-style attack in Europe in 2010 and fought alongside the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan are living in Iran.


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.