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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the US has a plan ready to attack Iran but does not want to execute it. A senior Iranian nuclear official said Iran has no intention of withdrawing from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. The foreign ministry said three American hikers detained last year should be tried for illegally entering Iran.
China has voiced opposition to the European Union's unilateral sanctions on Iran. A Canadian court sentenced Mahmoud Yadegari to four years in jail for attempting to smuggle nuclear exports to Iran. An Iranian official claimed the US has laced cigarettes with pig's blood and nuclear material.
Russia said the European Union's sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program are "unacceptable." The foreign ministry spokesman condemned the EU's sanctions. President Ahmedinejad said the US and Israel "have devised a plot, according to which they seek to launch a psychological war on Iran."
The European Union approved of new sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program. Iran's envoy to the IAEA said the country is ready for a new round of talks "without conditions." Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said the government may topple if it continues to cling to power.
The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said Iran has "reached a never-ending point in (increasing) the quantity of ballistic missiles." The former commander of the IRGC Naval Forces said US warships in the Persian Gulf are "easy targets."
President Ahmadinejad said Russia is part of a US plot to discredit Iran. "Our enemies have started a new propaganda war against Iran, which is written and directed by the U.S. and staged by the Russian president." Vice President Rahimi said Iran will replace the dollar and the euro with other unnamed currencies for oil trades.
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said his forces are prepared to defend the revolution "and have other responsibilities at cultural, political, and security fields." The deputy IRGC commander said Iran "can resist against toughest sanctions."
An Iranian scientist who defected to the US and then returned to Iran is said to have provided Iranian intelligence with valuable information on the CIA. One of four men on trial for plotting to blow up fuel tanks at JFK airport is said to have spied for Iran.
The European Union is considering stiffening sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program. The EU is also seeking to set a new date for talks with Iran. Iran is encouraging foreign firms to invest in its energy sector.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has pulled out of a gas field project due to sanctions. Germany is investigating the European-Iranian Handelsbank AG for funneling money to Iran. The defense minister claimed Iran will launch a new, high-tech submarine.