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The US is sending Patriot missiles and F-16 fighter jets to Jordan for an annual military exercise in June but may extend the deployment if needed. Prosecutors in the case of Sabirhan Hasanoff, who admitted to plotting an attack on the New York Stock exchange, are seeking to use testimony by a senior al Qaeda figure based in Yemen when was interviewed by the FBI in 2009. Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan, representing himself in court, told the judge that he gunned down US soldiers because they posed an immediate danger to Mullah Omar and other Taliban leadership. The US sanctioned a global network of 37 companies linked to the Iranian government.
The US levied a new set of sanctions against Iran, targeting Iranian currency for the first time. A US court said KLM Dutch airlines was not responsible for injuries sustained by a passenger who tried to subdue underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a flight in late 2009. Secretary of State Kerry said the US has come "late" to the process of negotiating an end to the Syrian conflict and warned that "time is running out" for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
The State Department published its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012; the report notes Iran's resurgent role in worldwide terrorism. The former top commander of US forces in Afghanistan called on the Obama administration to announce post-2014 troop levels in Afghanistan. Sami Samir Hassoun, 25, a Lebanese immigrant, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for attempting to bomb a crowded area near Chicago's Wrigley Field. A woman from Michigan who had converted to Islam died working for rebel forces in Syria.
The father of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot by the FBI on May 22, called, along with CAIR, for an investigation into his son's death. Todashev was being questioned by the FBI about links to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he was shot; his father accused the FBI of killing Todashev to shut him up. Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian from Texas, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for plotting with Iran's Quds Force to murder the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the US; authorities have also charged Quds Force operative Gholam Shakuri, but he remains at large.