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A court sentenced an Iranian man to death for assassinating a nuclear scientist; Iran claimed he was an agent of Israel. Iran said it would defend Syria if NATO intervened. Iran "discreetly" provided food and medical aid to Libyan rebels.
Iran has begun to transfer uranium enrichment centrifuges from the facility in Natanz to an installation in Fordow, near Qom. The IAEA said the move was a "further deviation" from UN Security Council sanctions.
Two US hikers who were arrested by Iranian forces and imprisoned in 2009 are said to have been sentenced to eight years in jail for allegedly entering the country illegally and spying. A third US hiker was released on bail last year.
The Indian Navy seized a ship that recently left Iran and is carrying weapons thought to be destined for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Yemen. Iran denied that one of its vessels was seized. Iran urged the international community not to interfere with Syria's "internal affairs."