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Russia's foreign minister said Iran's nuclear program should not be the only agenda item for the Iran Six talks. Opposition leader Mousavi criticized President Ahmadinejad's response to new UN sanctions. Tehran promoted "Islamic haircuts."
The UAE's ambassador to the United States said that the benefits of bombing Iran's nuclear program outweigh the short-term costs. The EU added Iran Air to the operating restriction list. Tehran backed off of a commercial tax increase after protests.
President Ahmadinejad threatened any state that would search Iranian vessels under the new UN sanctions regime. The Indian foreign secretary said that unilateral sanctions against Iran will harm India. Tehran cracked down on Western-style haircuts.
Several countries in Europe have stopped fueling Iranian airlines due to sanctions. BP issued an order to its suppliers in Europe to halt the refueling of Iranian airlines. The commander of Iran's Ground Forces said the military's missiles can "can target any invader." The oil minister said two new gas fields have been discovered.
The head of the Iranian Parliament said his country would quit nuclear talks if sanctions are tightened. The Iranian Air Force claimed it will deploy UAVs along its borders. The commander of Iran's Passive Defense Organization claimed the US has launched a cyberwar against his country.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said UN sanctions are "pathetic" and Iran is "is a sleeping lion ... which is waking up." The foreign minister said Iran would step up diplomacy with Europe. The CEO of Total said sanctions against Iran are a "serious mistake."
US officials said that Tehran sold Syria an advanced radar system to stymie an Israeli surprise air attack. The top IAEA inspector will resign after 30 years of monitoring fissile material. Tehran issued death sentences for those indicted in a prison torture scandal.
Tehran prepared to execute Kurds accused of collaborating with the PJAK. Iran lifted a restriction on foreign investment in Iranian banks. Iran's foreign minister said the US, England, and France deserved to lose World Cup.
Officials said that new gasoline sanctions pose no risk to Iran. The Russian foreign minister said the CIA's assessment of Iran's nuclear capabilities of Iran is not new. The US Joint Chiefs of Staff said Iran will continue to pursue nuclear weapons despite new sanctions.