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Iran withdrew 275 members of its elite Qods Force from Syria. The force had been supporting the Assad regime.
In a bid to restart nuclear talks, Iran converted a third of its highly enriched uranium into a powder that is difficult to reprocess into weapons. Iran's proposal for a partial suspension of uranium enrichment was rejected by the US. Clerics called the near collapse of the national currency a US-led conspiracy to wage economic war on Iran.
In Tehran, riot police clashed with demonstrators protesting against President Ahmadinejad, blaming him for the plummeting currency. Cyberattacks on Iranian infrastructure and communications companies disrupted internet services.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Iran would have enough uranium to make a nuclear bomb by next summer and that a "red line" should be drawn to stop it. Iran warned it would retaliate against any attack.
Iran cut off Internet access to Google search, YouTube, and Gmail. A government news agency said the reason was YouTube's refusal to take down an inflammatory movie trailer about the Prophet Mohammed. Others cited the use of social media in anti-government demonstrations.
A senior member of parliament accused the IAEA of passing nuclear secrets to Israel. A senior IRGC commander said Iran could launch a preemptive strike against Israel and that Iran would also target US bases in the region.
The EU's foreign policy chief will meet with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator. Britain said Western nations would step up sanctions against Iran if negotiations failed. Iran deployed a Russian-made submarine in the Persian Gulf.
Iran said saboteurs used explosives to cut electrical power to its uranium enrichment plant. The head of Iran's atomic energy organization said "terrorists and saboteurs" may have infiltrated the IAEA. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Iran's nuclear program a threat to the entire world.
The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Iran has troops in Syria as "advisers." An Iranian Islamic foundation increased a bounty offered for the death of British writer Salman Rushdie. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Iran was within six to seven months of building a nuclear weapon.
The UN's nuclear agency censured Iran over its nuclear program. Oil exports were down dramatically due to international sanctions. The US and allies prepared for a major naval exercise in the Persian Gulf.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said the major world powers had not done enough to deter Iran's nuclear program and that they needed to set "a clear red line." The US moved ahead on additional steps to restrain Iran.
Iran and North Korea have signed an agreement to cooperate in science and technology. Iran's leader Ayatollah Khamenei said North Korea and Iran had "common enemies."
The IAEA said Iran has doubled its uranium enrichment capability yet continues to encounter problems. The Bushehr nuclear reactor reached full operating power. Iran secured support for its nuclear program from the Non Aligned Nations summit meeting.
The UN's nuclear watchdog agency said that Iran has more than doubled the nuclear enrichment capacity of its underground site at Fordow in the past four months. The IAEA also noted suspected recent "sanitisation efforts" at the Parchin military complex.
A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran was "fighting in every aspect of the war" in Syria. Iran called for a ceasefire in Syria. The cyber-espionage campaign targeting Iran and other areas of the Middle East widened.