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The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' air defenses claimed the military shot down two US "highly advanced spy planes" over the Persian Gulf; he said many more have been shot down in the past, but offered no proof.
A spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps denied a Wikileaks report that said the unit's commander slapped President Amhedinejad. The government executed eight drug smugglers and four criminals.
Israel estimated that Iran is three years away from producing a nuclear weapon due to setbacks in Tehran's proliferation program. The removal of subsidies on basic goods in Iran has caused political tensions between Supreme Leader Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad.
Interior Minister Najjar said that he still cannot confirm reports that Pakistan arrested Jundallah leader Abdul Rauf Rigi. Iran agreed to lift a three-week-long blockade of fuel tankers entering Afghanistan. A court sentenced an "Israeli" spy" to death.
Iran claimed it will launch two new satellites into earth's orbit by March 2011. Iran's natural gas exports to Turkey hit a record high this year; Iran hopes to make $50 billion annually in natural gas exports.
Iran cannot confirm that Pakistan has detained the new leader of Jundallah. The chief of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps claimed that Qatar is ready to deepen military ties with Iran. President Ahmedinejad claimed UN sanctions have failed.