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Russian President Medvedev told President Ahmedinejad to maintain a "peaceful Iranian nuclear program." The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said the US must focus on "dialogue, engagement and sanctions" with Iran. Iran tested its home-made version of the Russian-made S-300 air defense missile.
Iran began a three-day-long air defense war game. Iran and Azerbaijan will increase energy cooperation. BP shut down the Rhum gas field in Aberdeen because the joint venture with Iranian Oil Company violated international sanctions.
New research on the Stuxnet worm demonstrated that it was designed to infect equipment used in uranium enrichment. Tehran will launch a five-day air defense war game. Iran said the NATO missile shield serves Israeli interests.
Tehran arrested five human rights lawyers for "security-related offenses." Iranian representative to OPEC blamed the US dollar for oil price instability. The military announced upgrades to Iranian defensive radar and missile systems.
Iran's air defense chief said Israel is too weak to attack the country's nuclear plants. "They weren't able to even defeat Hezbollah and Hamas, which are just manifestations of [a part of] our power," Brigadier General Miqani stated.
The US and the European Union agreed to resume nuclear talks with Iran on Dec. 5. The IAEA deflected Iranian criticism by arguing that inspection information on nuclear sites is kept confidential. the UN reported that North Korea is supplying Iran, Myanmar, and Syria with banned nuclear and ballistics equipment.
President Ahmadinejad said that Western pressure on Iran's nuclear program has had no impact. Iran and Venezuela are exploring the possibility of constructing a an alternative passage to the Panama Canal. Tehran was denied a seat on the new UN agency for woman's rights.
Tehran proposed two dates for resumed nuclear negotiations. Iran will test-fire a domestically-manufactured version of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. A UN report demonstrated North Korean support for the Syrian, Iranian, and Burmese nuclear programs.
Tehran suggested resuming nuclear talks this month in Turkey. The foreign minister announced that Iran supports the formation of an Asian Union. Iran is turning to China for help in continued development of petroleum reserves.