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Iranian authorities placed opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi under house arrest for calling for public protest in support of Egypt. The interior minister said that Iran's Islamic revolution is at its peak. The Netherlands froze diplomatic relations with Iran over the execution of a Dutch-Iranian citizen. Iran's envoy to Russia said Iran is ready to resume talks with the West over a nuclear fuel-swap deal.




US permanent bases vital to Afghanistan: experts




Iran's state prosecutor warned the opposition to not host protests in solidarity with Egyptian protesters. The IRGC tested a new anti-ship ballistic missile. The EU may lift the travel ban on Iran's foreign minister to encourage a new round of diplomatic talks.




Turkey announced that it would not take action against Turkish citizens accused of smuggling missile components into Iran. Iran's ambassador to India complained that the US is blocking strong Iran-India cooperation. The Iranian opposition criticized the government three days ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.




Afghan peace council requests release of Gitmo detainee

The Afghan High Peace Council has requested the release of Khairullah Khairkhwa, a top Taliban official, from Guantanamo. Khairkhwa, who was detained in early 2002, was the governor of Herat province during the Taliban's reign. He was also allegedly involved in drug trafficking, had ties to senior al Qaeda leaders, and admittedly set up security for meetings between the Taliban and Iran.


President Ahmadinejad announced the launch of several new satellites. Iran's opposition leaders take inspiration from protests in Egypt. An Iranian court set a sentencing date for imprisoned Americans.




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