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Chinese weapons fall into hands of militants: US cables




Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov disapproved of new sanctions on Iran, saying they "will basically be aimed at suffocating the Iranian economy." An Iranian official claimed gasoline production has exceeded national consumption.




Former Egyptian military chief says foreign Islamic militants are adding to unrest




Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei described the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia as an "Islamic awakening." A senior Iranian Army commander said the Egyptian Army should sever ties with President Mubarak. The trial of three Americans arrested on the Iraqi border will begin on Sunday.




Ayman al Zawahiri's deputy releases statement in support of Egyptian opposition

Thirwat Salah Shehata, a top al Qaeda operative who has long served Ayman al Zawahiri, has released a statement in support of the Egyptian protesters. According to a Saudi publication, Shehata issued the statement from Iran.


Execution rate in Iran alarms UN human rights chief




Iran sees 'Islamic awakening' in Arab world uprisings




Egypt tells Iran: mind your own business




US intelligence on Arab unrest draws criticism




Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei again linked political upheaval in North Africa to the Iranian Revolution. Tehran is building new storage capacity to hold petroleum reserves.




Maliki: Iran, Syria are arming Iraqi terror groups




Turmoil heartens US foes




WikiLeaks: UK Treasury 'slow to act in blocking terrorist finance'




Israeli official sees cyber alternative to "ugly" war




A London-based think tank claimed Iran could have nuclear weapon in one or two years. Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki accused Iran of arming foreign fighters. India announced it will pay for Iranian oil in euros, using an intermediary bank.




Egypt revolt has Iran in a spin




WikiLeaks: tension in the Middle East and Asia has 'direct potential' to lead to nuclear war




US and EU authorities filed charges against multiple front companies of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization. A dispute between India and Iran on oil sales continues. Iran and Afghanistan agreed to improve inter-border trading.




Taliban leader, police link Iran to attacks in Afghanistan

Afghan officials said that training camps for the Taliban and al Qaeda are located in the Iranian cities of Zahedan, Birjan, Maibod, and in the Shamsabad area near Tehran.


The Iranian parliament dismissed President Ahmadinejad's transportation minister. The Iranian government and the opposition both support Egyptian protesters. Tehran criticized the British defense secretary's prediction that Iran will have nuclear weapons in the next year.