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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.
Foreign Minister Zarif urged all foreign fighters to leave Syria and called on foreign forces to stop "stop funneling funds, money and arms" into Syria. The UN's nuclear watchdog agency asked for funds so it can nearly double the number of personnel working to verify Iran's compliance with the recent agreement on its nuclear program.
The UN withdrew its invitation to Iran to attend the Geneva II talks, after pressure by the US, Saudi Arabia, and the Syrian opposition. As part of the recent nuclear agreement, Iran suspended sensitive enrichment activities and world powers lifted some sanctions in response.