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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has designated Ali Akbar Salehi, his nuclear chief and ally, as 'caretaker' foreign minister, replacing Manouchehr Mottaki. King Abdullah of Jordan plans to meet with the Iranian president. Israeli Defense Minister Barak traveled to the US to discuss Iran and Mideast diplomacy.
President Ahmadinejad fired Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki. Iran conducted a large military ground exercise near the Iraqi border. Iranian MPs called on the government to downgrade diplomatic relations with Britain.
The US said sanctions against Iran may be ramped up further "as Iran avoids serious negotiations." Iran's interior minister claimed the CIA, Mossad, and MI6 were responsible for assassinations in Tehran.
The Stuxnet virus which sabotaged cetrifuge control software remains out of control at Iran's nuclear facilities. US Defense Secretary Gates said the Gulf states support sanctions against Iran and are concerned about Iran's "aggressive behavior" in the region.
A Syrian official said his country would not respond to an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, according to the WikiLeaks cables. The foreign ministry dismissed the UAE's claims to three islands occupied by Iran. Police arrested four journalists of an opposition newspaper.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps is growing its fleet of "suicide ships" to attack shipping in the Gulf; a defector claimed 9,000 such ships exist. The United Arab Emirates' foreign minister called on Iran to end the occupation of three islands claimed by the emirate.
Nuclear talks between Iran and the 'P5+1' powers ended with no resolution. A diplomat who defected to the US claimed Iran hosted North Korean nuclear scientists. The intelligence minister claimed to have broken up a foreign-trained terror cell in Tehran.
Nuclear talks between Iran and the 'P5+1' nations are underway. A senior Iranian cleric said rejecting the rule of the mullahs "is like denying God." The Revolutionary Guards Corps issued a death sentence for a Canadian citizen.