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A senior official working for the Suez Canal denied reports that Iranian warships passed through the Egyptian waterway; Iran claims two warships transited the canal and are in the Mediterranean Sea. Opposition leader Karroubi dared the regime to put him on trial as the Green Movement gathered for demonstrations.
Egypt will allow two Iranian warships to use the Suez Canal. Protests against the government are planned for Sunday. Iran hanged six men accused of smuggling drugs.
A plan to allow two Iranian warships to pass through the Suez Canal en route to Syria has been canceled. A new US intelligence assessment said that the Iranian regime is split on how to proceed with its nuclear program due to international sanctions.
Opposition leaders said they would "pay any price" to bring reform to the country. Human rights groups pressed the UN to denounce the recent round of executions in Iran. Israeli President Peres said he hopes anti-government protesters bring down the Iranian regime.
The US State Department supported Iranian protests in solidarity with Egypt and Tunisia. The Iranian parliament condemned the protests and instructed security forces to crack down. Russia announced that it will not support future sanctions against Iran.
Police fired teargas at protesters in Tehran and detained dozens during violent clashes. Protests were also held in Isfahan, Mashhad, and Shiraz. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was also placed under house arrest.