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Jundallah kidnapped a nuclear worker and said information on Iran's program would be released if 200 prisoners were not released; Iran said the kidnapped man was just a laborer. Iran's atomic energy chief admitted Western agents penetrated security at nuclear facilities, but said the problem has been contained.
The finance minister said Iran has grown stronger due to UN sanctions. Hezbollah said Iran helped rebuild Lebanon "modestly" after the terror group's 2006 war with Israel. Police killed two "terrorists" involved in the recent killing of four policemen and a civilian.
Germany's foreign minister said Iran must "come clean" to the world about its nuclear program. President Ahmadinejad is in Southern Lebanon as part of a "visit for unity" trip. Terrorists killed police and civilians in Iran's western Kurdistan province.
Russia will return a $166.8 million down payment on the canceled shipment of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran. President Ahmadinejad thanked the Pope for condemning Koran burnings. The Iranian judiciary warned gold merchants to call off their anti-tax strike.
President Ahmadinejad emphasized Iran's role in global management now that the "capitalist world is collapsing." Afghan police seized 20 tons of explosives originating from Iran. UAE banks will cut ties to Iranian banks blacklisted by sanctions.
President Ahmadinejad warned that US troops should leave the Middle East. Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said that Tehran is open to resuming nuclear talks. A UK soldier was arrested for attempting to smuggle weapons into Iran.
Tehran arrested several people for "nuclear spying" in connection with the computer worm attack on Bushehr. Iraq announced oil reserves in excess of 143 billion; Iraq overtakes Iran as the world's fourth largest producer. Iran and Egypt resumed direct commercial flights between Tehran and Cairo for the first time in three decades.
The deputy industry minister for technology claimed Iran's industries are now free of the dangerous Stuxnet virus that disables control software. President Ahmedinejad wants to "bury" US leaders for its opposition to Iran's nuclear program.
Security forces arrested several people said to be involved in the dangerous Stuxnet virus that has plagued the Bushehr nuclear plant. Police arrested Ebrahim Yazdi, the leader of the Freedom Movement of Iran, in Isfahan. The deputy oil minister claimed Iran broke its record of gasoline production.
German cyber security experts report that the Stuxnet computer virus attack on Bushehr may be of Israeli origin. European oil firms decided to stop all business deals with Iran. Syrian President Assad is due in Tehran tomorrow.
Tehran delayed the start-up of the Bushehr nuclear power plant. US Senator Joe Lieberman said the US should consider a military strike on Iran if continues its pursuit of nuclear weapons. A Japanese energy firm will quit a deal to develop an Iranian oil field. Ecuador's president called for bilateral trade with Iran.
The US called for penalties against China over oil deals with Iran. The Iraqi Prime Minister seeks Syria's help in stopping Iranian meddling. Tehran plans to cut fuel subsidies; domestic prices are expected to rise by 20 percent.
Iranian authorities announced that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani will be hanged instead of stoned. Iranian infrastructure has been hit hard by the Stuxnet computer worm. The IRGC received the first shipment of military seaplanes.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps crossed into Iraq to kill 30 "terrorists" behind the bombing of a military parade last week that killed 12 people. A court banned the Islamic Iran Participation Front and Islamic Revolution Mujahedeen Organization, two parties that support the opposition.
Members of parliament backed President Ahmedinejad's statements at the UN about the Sept. 11 attacks on the US. An MP said Iran would sue Russia if it did not deliver the S-300 missiles system; the defense minister said Iran would build a comparable system. The chief of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant confirmed it is fighting the Stuxnet virus.
A global computer virus is targeting Iranian computers used to manage nuclear facilities. President Ahmadinejad criticized the West over a "double standard" on capital punishment. The Iranian foreign minister said that Tehran is ready for "fair" nuclear talks.
Tehran criticized Moscow over the cancellation of the S-300 surface-to-air missile deal. Iran's top intelligence official identified those responsible for a terrorist attack at a military parade in Mahabad that killed 12 people: he blamed "World Arrogance."
Twelve civilians were killed in a bombing at a military parade in western Ajarbaijan province. The Western powers seek an early negotiated solution on Iran at the UN. Russia announced it will not supply an anti-aircraft missile system to Iran.
The Obama administration said sanctions against Iran are working; private experts disagreed. Tehran denied any political motivations for a diplomat's defection. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps received shipment of new Fateh-110 surface-to-surface ground missiles.
Iran's Armed Forces Chief of Staff said the military "would inflict a heavy loss and damage" on any US forces that attacked Iran. The chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said the IAEA's report was unfair and unjust. The oil minister halted gasoline imports and claimed Iran can produce enough for domestic supply.