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A global computer virus is targeting Iranian computers used to manage nuclear facilities. President Ahmadinejad criticized the West over a "double standard" on capital punishment. The Iranian foreign minister said that Tehran is ready for "fair" nuclear talks.
Tehran criticized Moscow over the cancellation of the S-300 surface-to-air missile deal. Iran's top intelligence official identified those responsible for a terrorist attack at a military parade in Mahabad that killed 12 people: he blamed "World Arrogance."
Twelve civilians were killed in a bombing at a military parade in western Ajarbaijan province. The Western powers seek an early negotiated solution on Iran at the UN. Russia announced it will not supply an anti-aircraft missile system to Iran.
The Obama administration said sanctions against Iran are working; private experts disagreed. Tehran denied any political motivations for a diplomat's defection. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps received shipment of new Fateh-110 surface-to-surface ground missiles.
Iran's Armed Forces Chief of Staff said the military "would inflict a heavy loss and damage" on any US forces that attacked Iran. The chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said the IAEA's report was unfair and unjust. The oil minister halted gasoline imports and claimed Iran can produce enough for domestic supply.
Both the US Department of Defense and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps denied reports that seven US soldiers were in Iranian custody after crossing the border. President Ahmadinejad claimed that the IAEA gave "false" details on Iran's nuclear program.
Iran's foreign minister said his country is not hiding information from IAEA inspectors. Ayatollah Rafsanjani said Iran's nuclear program is legal. US Secretary of Defense Gates said recent sanctions on Iran are more effective than expected.
Security forces ransacked the offices of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi. Turkey seeks to triple its trade volume with Iran. Tehran filed Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's document on Koran burnings with the United Nations.
Western countries accused Iran of intimidating the IAEA. Police seized tons of narcotics along the border with Pakistan in Sistan and Baluchistan province. Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi visited Turkey to build stronger diplomatic ties.