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A US official released a statement denying involvement in the bombing that killed an Iranian physicist. Ayatollah Rafsanjani said Iran's political crisis must be resolved. The 'Iranian Cyber Army™ attacked a Chinese web site.
Opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi accused the Iranian government of "suppressing people in the name of religion." Tehran dismissed General Petraeus' remarks that Iranian nuclear sites could be bombed. Tehran announced plans to expand economic growth to 8 percent per year over the next five years.
Iranian and Iraqi envoys met after a border clash at the disputed Fakka oil well. US Defense Secretary Gates said an attack on Iran would be "very, very destabilizing" to the Middle East. In a meeting with Bahrain's parliament speaker, President Ahmadinehjad urged unity among Muslim nations.
Tehran will prosecute five protesters. Foreign Minister Mottaki stressed that Tehran's relationship with Baghdad is strong and is "based on mutual respect." Bahrain's speaker of parliament called for expanded bilateral ties with Iran.
Satellite imagery shows Iran shielding its nuclear infrastructure with a maze of tunnels. The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations said more sanctions on Iran are a bad idea. Iran and Turkmenistan agreed to launch a new gas pipeline.
Iran accepted Secretary of State Clinton's non-deadline on continuing nuclear negotiations. Iran's interior minister warned opposition activists that they risk execution as "enemies of God" if they continue anti-government demonstrations. The Esfandiar oil field awaits finance approval from Qatar's National Bank.
The US rejected Iran's counter-proposal for its nuclear program and the exchange of nuclear fuel on Iranian soil. Chinese companies evaded US sanctions on Iran. Tehran will conduct defensive military exercises.
General Petraeus said US intelligence indicates that former hostage Peter Moore was held in Iran. The foreign minister issued an "ultimatum" to the West to accept its proposal to swap nuclear fuel. Iran is considering downgrading diplomatic ties with Britain.
An aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that protesters are "enemies of God." Iranian police vowed to crush protesters with "no mercy." Supporters of President Ahmadinejad's regime hosted counter-protests.
Police killed 10 civilians during protests on Ashura. Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, the deputy commander of Iran's armed forces, called the protests disgraceful. Israel said Iran is close to producing nuclear weapons.
The nephew of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was reportedly killed along with several other protesters during clashes with police in Tehran. Security forces opened fire on thousands of protesters who ignored orders to keep off the streets.
Iranian and Iraqi forces continue a standoff over a disputed oil well in Iraq. Protesters and government forces clashed in southern Tehran. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Iran would allow Osama bin Laden's daughter to return to Saudi Arabia if her identity is confirmed.
A Russian diplomat said his country is not convinced Iran's nuclear program has a military component. The Iranian defense minister said Iran would deploy Iranian-made satellites. Security forces killed two people during a melee at an execution, banned memorials for an opposition cleric, and detained a former government spokesman.
Police and Basij militiamen assaulted protestors in Isfahan. Basij fighters also surrounded the office and home of two influential clerics and vandalized the property. The US will likely push for sanctions on Iran in January. Osama bin Laden's daughter is hiding in the Saudi embassy in Tehran.
President Ahmadinejad claimed that nuclear initiator documents are a US forgery. The US Joint Chiefs said that force must remain an option with dealing with Iran. The US will increase funding for Israel's missile defense program.
Opposition cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri died at age 87. A presidential aide said Iran has mastered the ability to enrich nuclear fuel to 20 percent. The chief of Iran's nuclear program said the safety of the Bushehr nuclear plant is the top priority. Military prosecutors said three people were tortured to death in a military prison.