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President Ahmadinejad called for the UN to reprimand the US for nuclear aggression. US Secretary of Defense Gates said Iran is seeking to challenge US naval supremacy in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian navy announced new war games will commence in the next few weeks.
President Ahmadinejad said "Iran does not need to gain the West's trust." Ahmad Motamehdi, a former reformist minister, was wounded in knife attack. Iran will launch two telecommunication satellites in 2010.
Kuwaiti members of parliament demanded that an Iranian envoy be expelled for running a spy network; a top Islamic Revolution Guards Corps denied that Iran ran agents in Kuwait. Defense officials claimed Iran has developed a short range anti-cruise missile defense system.
Iran's deputy president threatened to "cut Israel's legs off should it dare to attack Lebanon or Syria." The US will grant a visa to President Ahmadinejad for IAEA's Non-Proliferation Treaty summit next week at the UN headquarters in New York City.
Israeli Ambassador to US Oren hinted that a strike on Iran is on the table. Desmond Tutu called for Tehran to release US hikers from captivity. Opposition leaders in Iran called for protests on June 12 to commemorate the 2009 election.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki is hopeful for a nuclear fuel-swap deal with the West. Iranian Defense Minister Vahidi said the "Great Prophet 5" war games conducted in the Strait of Hormuz last weekend were a success.
Opposition leader Mousavi called ruling clerics "corrupt, despotic rulers." President Mugabe denied that Zimbabwe signed a uranium mining agreement with Iran. The government eased investment restrictions in an attempt to counter sanctions.
The top Revolution Guards commander said the US "must leave, because we consider them as the enemy." A senior Revolution Guard commander said Iran will begin mass producing UAVs. The foreign minister said Iran is still interested in conducting a swap for medical grade uranium.
Iran has offered amnesty to members of Jundallah. The US has called for the immediate release of three American hikers detained after crossing the border from Iraq. The IRGC claimed it is testing four new anti-ship missiles during current military exercises in the Gulf.