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The German Federal Prosecutor's Office says Iran plans to attack US Air Force bases in Germany to disrupt supplies should Iran's nuclear program become the target of airstrikes. Israeli officials claim Iran is developing advanced cruise missiles capable of carrying nonconventional warheads. Iran has released 11 hardline protesters detained for storming the British Embassy and diplomatic compounds in Tehran this week.
A "mysterious" blast damaged parts of a uranium conversion plant near Isfahan earlier this week, despite Iranian claims that the blast occurred during a military maneuver on Monday. New satellite images show the massive destruction of Iran's long-range missile research base which blew up on Nov. 17 after "technicians performed a volatile procedure involving a missile engine."
Violent protesters in Tehran broke into the UK embassy during a demonstration against sanctions imposed by Britain. Militant students removed the British flag, burnt it and replaced it with Iran's flag. In the second British diplomatic compound, in Tehran's north, between 100 and 300 protesters burst in and occupied the property. The state news agency IRNA said the protesters had foreigners in their control, whom they were described as "protecting."
Iran threatened Israel with "150,000 missiles" if Israel launches any military action against the Islamic Republic. Parliament voted to reduce diplomatic relations with Britain. The military claims to have built and deployed three more submarines to its naval fleet.
The IRGC aerospace commander warned that Tehran will target the NATO missile shield in Turkey if Iran is attacked. The chief of Iran's Qods Force says he doesn't fear US threats of assassination and is ready for "martyrdom." Iran announced it will soon conduct a massive naval war game, code-named Velayat 90.
Iran claimed it arrested 12 CIA spies. Iranian officials say the arrested spies were on a mission to cripple Iran's nuclear, military, and security areas. France is pushing for a European oil embargo on Iran, breaking a diplomatic taboo that could have significant ramifications for the energy market and global economic growth.
Canada and the European Union announced further sanctions on Iran. France called for sanctions on an "unprecedented scale," and urged a halt to purchases of Iranian oil and a freeze on its central bank assets. Russia called the sanctions "unacceptable." Iran said the sanctions "will have no impact."
In a new round of sanctions, the UK ordered its financial institutions to stop doing business with Iranian banks, including the central bank. The US plans to name Iran a "primary money laundering concern." The Iranian foreign minister said sanctions were hurting the economy.