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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.
CIA chief Leon Panetta said UN sanctions won't stop Iranian nuclear ambitions. President Ahmedinejad said there are three conditions for talks on Iran's nuclear program. Iranian trade with Dubai has been hit due to UN sanctions.
CIA Director Leon Panetta said Iran can produce nuclear weapons by 2012. The Iranian Red Crescent claimed Egypt has blocked one of its ships that is designated to run the Gaza blockade. The deputy oil minister claimed US sanctions are benefiting Iranian petroleum industries by making them self-sufficient.
The G8 members said its members "are profoundly concerned by Iran™s continued lack of transparency regarding its nuclear activities." Three US hikers declared as spies may have been captured inside Iraq. The deputy oil minister said Iran would be able to fully refine its own gasoline by 2013.
Tehran took steps to prepare for fuel sanctions from the West. Brazil told Iran that it must address Western concerns over the proposed fuel-swap deal. UAE trade authorities shut down 40 local companies for doing business with Tehran.
Tehran scientists announced that they produced another 17 kg of uranium to 20 percent enrichment. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said negotiations for a fuel swap with Iran are still on the table. Pakistan's parliament stressed the importance of the pipeline deal with Iran.
Tehran issued a warning to the IAEA. Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani ignored US warnings and agreed to a deal to import natural gas from Iran. Turkey will continue with a nuclear fuel-swap deal despite a new sanctions regimen on Iran.
US Defense Secretary Gates said the UN Security Council sanctions have a chance of halting Iran's nuclear program and said the US is not prepared to switch to a policy of containment. Iran executed Jundallah leader Abdulmalik Rigi by hanging him at Evin prison.