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A senior cleric advocated the spread of the Islamic revolution to the US and Europe. The Maersk Line shipping company will no longer do business at the Iranian ports of Bandar Abbas, Bandar Khomeini, and Asaluyeh.
Britain accused Iran of testing nuclear-capable missiles; the US said Iran is "bragging" about its missile program. President Ahmedinejad denounced the arrest of four of his followers in the government.
The US, France, and Britain accused Iran of "alarming" violations of UN Security Council sanctions of its nuclear program. Russia and China are blocking a UN report that implicates Iran. The US imposed sanctions on Iran Air, Tidewater Middle East Co., and other firms.
The director of Iranian intelligence claimed Iran arrested 30 "US spies" and an additional 42 people are suspected of helping the US. The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines bypassed US sanctions by using shell companies.
US Secretary of Defense Gates said Iran continues to support Shia terror groups in Iraq. Parliament banned the entry of the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran. The commander of the Basij said the UN is "a colonial institution and a puppet of arrogant powers."
Iran's foreign ministry spokesman warned the US against launching "a military intervention in any country of the region, including Syria." China is encouraginging Iran to continue negotiations over its nuclear program.
Iran's air force chief claimed that US-made F-14 fighters are still operational as engineers are "reverse engineering" parts for the warplanes. The army chief said it successfully test-fired a domestically made anti-aircraft missile system.