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Iran claimed to have purchased four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems: two from Belarus and two from an unspecified nation. Belarus rejected the report. China dismissed US concerns that it would not fully comply with sanctions.
A grenade detonated near President Ahmedinejad's convoy as it moved through the western city of Hamedan. Officials denied Ahmedinejad was the target of an attack, and claimed it was a "firecracker." The US added 21 entities, including banking, insurance and investment, mining, and engineering industries, to a list of companies owned by Iran and targeted for sanctions.
The commander of the Iranian Army Ground Forces said the US is too weak to open a new front against Iran. The US is seeking to use Turkey as a base for an anti-missile shield that would protect Europe from Iranian ballistic missiles. Japan approved the UN sanctions against Iran.
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."