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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.
Iran said it suspended the trial of three Americans hikers captured near the Iran-Iraq border last year. One of the Americans has been released and returned to the US. Iran has accelerated the construction of a natural gas pipeline to Pakistan.
Cuba and Iran criticized the human rights record of the United States at the UN. Tehran arrested four Kurds who are alleged to have the support of the British government. Tehran blocked public access to former President Khatami's website.
The US Treasury designated Jundallah, which is also known as the People's Resistance Movement of Iran, as a terrorist organization. Jundallah has carried out several suicide attacks against the IRGC.
Tehran postponed the trial of three US hikers imprisoned in Iran. Opposition leader Mousavi criticized President Ahmadinejad over energy and food subsidy plans. THe Chinese foreign minister called for a resumption of nuclear talks with Iran.
The Iranian Embassy in Nigeria refused to comment on the recent arms seizure in Lagos. The Russian foreign minister called on Iran to resume nuclear talks. President Ahmadinejad congratulated Rousseff on her presidential election win in Brazil.
Nigerian authorities confirmed that a shipment of weapons seized in Lagos originated from Iran. Israel claimed the weapons were destined for Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Europe has doubled petroleum imports from Iran since 2008, despite UN sanctions.