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Major-General Hassan Firouzabadi, the top military commander, said the US is "warmongering" and he sees no change in policy toward his country. Iran is counting on Russia to facilitate the opening of the Bushehr nuclear power plant by September 2009.
The commander-in-chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps said his country's missiles can target Israel's nuclear facilities. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attacked the US for its continuing 'unconditional' support of Israel. Saudi Arabia urged Arab countries to unite and stand against Iran.
The US Treasury Department designated 11 companies under Executive Order 13382 as Weapons of Mass Destruction proliferators and froze their assets for their ties to Iran's Bank Melli. The US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China have committed to 'direct diplomacy' with Iran over its nuclear program.
A street in Tehran was named after Imad Mugniyah, Hezbollah's former military commander who was assassinated in Syria in 2008. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iraqi President Jalal Talabani that the US is 'preparing the ground for a long and permanent presence in Iraq.'