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The IAEA reported that Iran has enhanced its enrichment of uranium and has installed more sophisticated centrifuges. "We believe if Iran broke out now they could have a bomb in six months," said a former weapons inspector. President Ahmadinejad visited Sudan to expand trade and political ties, and the Industries minister emphasized mutual cooperation with Venezuela.
President Ahmadinejad said Iran would stop producing enriched uranium if it is guaranteed fuel for a medical research reactor. At the same time, Tehran is holding talks with Russia about building another nuclear power plant. Iran's nuclear efforts are hit by sabotage. The Revolutionary Guards have stolen dozens of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles from Libya and smuggled them to neighboring Sudan.
Iran freed two US hikers jailed for spying. Venezuela and Cuba defended Iran's right to run a nuclear program. The EU gave a blanket offer to resume Iran nuclear talks. US-based Iranian opposition groups said Iranians will take to the streets on Friday.
US officials are considering establishing a direct military hotline with Iran. Iranian forces would finish off the Kurdish rebel group, PJAK, "in the coming days", said Iran's ground forces commander. Iranian authorities have arrested a group of filmmakers and accused them of working for the BBC Persian service, which is banned in the country.
Iran has provided sniper units to kill Syrian protesters targeted by the regime of President Bashar Assad. Belarus is the latest country that Western powers suspect of helping Iran to skirt UN sanctions aimed at preventing Tehran from expanding its ballistic missile and nuclear programs.