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Iran test fired "long-range" shore-to-sea and surface-to-surface missiles, called Qader (Capable) and Nour (Light). The value of Iran's currency fell 10 percent following new US sanctions against Iran's central bank. Iran closed a border point with Pakistan after a Pakistani border force detained three Iranian guards for crossing the border and killing a man.

Iran currency plunges 10% as US strengthens sanctions

Raining drones?

Obama signs defense bill despite 'reservations'

The commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps backed away from recent threats to close Strait of Hormuz. Iran postponed long-range missile tests and signaled it was ready to reopen talks on its nuclear program. The US imposed further sanctions on financial institutions that deal with Iran.

US in $3.5 billion arms sale to UAE amid Iran tensions

US Agrees to $30 Billion Arms Sale to Saudis

Iran's navy chief threatened again that his country can easily close the Strait of Hormuz. The US warned Iran that it will not tolerate any disruption of maritime traffic through the Strait. Iran held the first trial session of Amir Mirza Hekmati, who was recently arrested on a charge of spying for the CIA.

Iran Threatens to Block Oil in Reply to Sanctions

Al-Qaida leadership almost wiped out in Pakistan, British officials believe

Iran Denies Harboring Al-Qaeda Financier

Iran ready to expand military links with Iraq

As Christmas arrives, crisis for Mideast Christians

Arab Spring and the Middle East: 2012 preview

US offers $10 million reward for Iran-based al Qaeda financier

The US government is offering a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture of Yasin al Suri, a senior al Qaeda facilitator based in Iran. Al Suri was designated by the Treasury Department in July.

Iran said its navy would hold war games beyond the Strait of Hormuz. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the US military was ready to engage in a conflict with Iran if necessary. Sanctions have impacted Iran's trade ties with Arab Gulf states.

63 killed in Baghdad as political crisis worsens

Arab Spring yields different outcomes in Bahrain, Egypt and Libya

The Gulf Cooperation Council called on Iran to stop interfering in the internal affairs of its members. Western sanctions are inflicting damage on Iran's economy.

In an apparent reference to Iran, Saudi Arabia said the security of the Gulf states was being targeted. US, Europe, and key Arab states discussed how to maintain stability in the energy markets as a possible precursor to an embargo on Iran's oil exports. Iran would be unlikely to replace its exports.