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Amnesty International released a study on Iranian human rights abuses. Parliament Speaker Larijani claimed the US abducted a missing nuclear scientist in Saudi Arabia. The Russian firm Rosatom announced that the Bushehr nuclear power plant will be finished by next year.
Iran claimed that a new UN station to detect nuclear explosions built near its border is used for spying by the West. Saudi Arabia denied it kidnapped an Iranian nuclear scientist during the Haj. A judiciary official said Iran will "show no mercy" toward opposition protesters.
More than 200 anti-government student protesters were arrested during clashes with police and the radical Basij militia. Turkey opposes placing sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program. Security forces arrested many of the Jundallah members behind the suicide attack in Sarbaz.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said the West cannot "deprive the Iranian nation of its inalienable right to have nuclear energy." Iran will not halt oil exports if UN sanctions continue. Foreign Minister Mottaki warned Switzerland of the "consequences" of the minaret ban.
The chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said the country will not quit the international nuclear treaty but also said Iran needs uranium 20 enrichment sites. Three Iraqi nationals were arrested for weapons smuggling in Khuzestan. The foreign media has been banned from covering next week's student rally.
Iran rejected the IAEA's transparency demand on new atomic sites. Russian Premier Putin said he has no evidence that Iran is trying to develop a military nuclear program. President Ahmadinejad reiterated support for strong new ties with Brazil.
An Iranian man pleaded guilty to US arms trafficking charges. Tehran rejected allegations that it persuaded Hamas to to get involved in the Yemen conflict. President Ahmadinejad threatened to withdraw government subsidies on consumer goods.
President Ahmadinejad announced that Iran will now enrich uranium to 20 percent. Tehran freed five British sailors whose yacht entered Iranian waters. Government police will provide security during national student day on Dec. 7.
Tehran warned that it will take strong action against five detained British sailors whose yacht entered Iran's Persian Gulf waters. China announced that more talk, not tougher sanctions are needed to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute.
A new US intelligence study revealed that Revolutionary Guards Corps will command Iranian naval forces in the Persian Gulf. Russia's energy minister pledged a quick completion of Iran's first nuclear power station contracted out to a Russian firm.
President Ahmedinejad announced Iran will build 10 new nuclear sites to enrich uranium. A top Iranian lawmaker said the country will not give up its "inalienable and legal right" to nuclear power. The parliament called for decreased cooperation with the IAEA.
Ahmad Khatami, a senior cleric, said Iran will produce its own nuclear fuel if the IAEA agreement collapses. Russia said the Bushehr nuclear plant will come online by the end of the year. Russia purportedly agreed to ship the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system.
The IAEA censured Iran for failing to cooperate with inquiries on its nuclear program. Iran filed new espionage charges against a jailed Iranian-American scholar. Iran seized the Nobel Prize for Human Rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi and froze her bank account.
The head of the IAEA said he is "disappointed" by Iran's lack of cooperation on the nuclear issue. Iran's envoy to the IAEA said any UN resolution would "damage the currently constructive atmosphere." Iran and Venezuela signed 12 Memorandums of Understanding as President Ahmedinejad completes his state visit.
President Ahmedinejad said Iran is ready to cooperate with Brazil to build nuclear plants. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran's top priority is confronting "soft warfare which is aimed at creating doubt, discord and pessimism among the mass of people." Seven recently detained Jundallah members will be tried in court.
The world's six major powers reportedly have a draft resolution on Iran's nuclear program. Iran said it may take legal action against Russia if it fails to deliver the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. A Belgian man pleaded guilty to conspiring to transfer aircraft parts to Iran.
A senior cleric said ballistic missiles will land in Tel Aviv and the commander of the Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force said "Israeli warplanes will be completely destroyed," if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked. Iran's Central Bank removed the US dollar from its currency basket and replaced it with the euro.
The military has launched an expansive military war game designed to show it can protect the country's nuclear facilities. Iran temporarily freed a reformer after he posted $700,000 in bail. Opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi said anti-government protesters were willing to "pay any price."
Iran plans to launch a satellite by 2011. President Ahmedinejad said Iran's enemies are "on verge of collapse" while two senior clerics said the US actions to freeze assets of the Alvi Foundation are signs of hostility. A UN committee condemned Iran's targeting of political opponents after the presidential election.