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The European Union may consider unilateral sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. UN sanctions against Iran may not be ready until June. Security forces detained more than 30 people claimed to be linked to a cyber network providing support for the Iranian opposition.
US Secretary of Defense Gates pressed Emirate leaders to support stronger sanctions against Iran. A US State Department report is critical of Iran's human rights record. Britain said China will risk isolation if it refuses to support sanctions against Iran.
President Ahmedinejad said "even more wars" cannot save Israel from its downfall. US Secretary of Defense Gates said Iran's support for the Taliban is "pretty limited." The three US hikers imprisoned in Iran have contacted their families.
An Iranian naval vessel successfully test-fired a new anti-ship missile. The US Secretary of Defense visited Saudi Arabia to discuss Iran. President Ahmadinejad said foreign troops in Afghanistan are not a solution for peace.
Iran urged China to resist Western pressure to impose additional sanctions. President Ahmadinejad made plans to visit Afghanistan. Speaker Larijani criticized US General Petraeus for calling Iran a "thugocracy."
Vitol, Glencore, and Trafigura agreed to stop supplying refined petroleum products to Iran. China signed a deal with Iran that allows it to drill in the Persian Gulf. The US Treasury Department will allow the export of Internet communications services to Iran.
The US has paid $107 billion to US and foreign companies that have done business in Iran in violation of international sanctions. China said new sanctions "are not the fundamental way to resolve the Iran nuclear problem." Iran opened the production line for the Nasr 1 anti-ship missile.
President Ahmedinejad said the Sept. 11 attacks on the US were a "big fabrication" designed to allow the US to wage the war on terror. Iran warned it would retaliate for Italy's detention of an Iranian journalist, who is accused of participating in an arms smuggling ring.