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Casualties in Iran's latest earthquake rose to 40. Lebanese members of parliament denounced Supreme Leader Khamenei's comments on the investigation of the assassination of Rafiq Hariri. Iran boosted the domestic production of gasoline to 1 billion liters.
Iran executed 11 Jundallah suspects in connection with recent bombings. Petroleum prices quadrupled after the government ended subsidies. Adm. Mullen reassured Gulf allies that the US will prevent Iranian military hegemony in the Persian Gulf.
A parliamentary commission voted to cut off diplomatic relations with Britain. The US suspected Indian companies were aiding Iran's missile program and Syria's chemical and biological programs. Police deployed in Tehran as food and fuel subsidy cuts began.
The Chairman of the US Joint Chief of Staff Admiral Mullen said Iran is still pursuing nuclear weapons, and said the US is prepared to deal with Iranian aggression. Pakistan said it would cooperate with Iraq in investigating the Chabahar suicide attack.
Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki is concerned about a possible oil deal between Chevron and Iran on the Iran-Iraq border. An American citizen is accused of trying to sell military equipment to Russia and Iran. Russia announced plans to team up with Iran to fight terror. International sanctions have forced Iran to reduce its aid to Hezbollah by 40%.
Jundallah claimed two of its suicide bombers targeted the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in an attack at a mosque in Chabahar in Sistan and Balouchestan province. Forty-one people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Iran said it captured one of the bombers.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has designated Ali Akbar Salehi, his nuclear chief and ally, as 'caretaker' foreign minister, replacing Manouchehr Mottaki. King Abdullah of Jordan plans to meet with the Iranian president. Israeli Defense Minister Barak traveled to the US to discuss Iran and Mideast diplomacy.
President Ahmadinejad fired Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki. Iran conducted a large military ground exercise near the Iraqi border. Iranian MPs called on the government to downgrade diplomatic relations with Britain.
The US said sanctions against Iran may be ramped up further "as Iran avoids serious negotiations." Iran's interior minister claimed the CIA, Mossad, and MI6 were responsible for assassinations in Tehran.