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Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, gives a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. He warned that "nothing will remain" of Israel if it takes military action against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, gives a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. He warned that "nothing will remain" of Israel if it takes military action against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee for vice president, on Sunday called Iran “our biggest foreign-policy threat today.” The Wisconsin Republican said that as a result of the president’s “poor Iran policy,” Tehran is “closer to a nuclear weapon.” (Associated Press)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. With attack rhetoric heating up, Israel’s prime minister says the threat from Iran dwarfs all others. Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday, “Iran must not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons.” (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

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Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), waves Sept. 10, 2012, as he arrives for the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), waves on Sept. 10, 2012, as he arrives for a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee for vice president, on Sunday called Iran “our biggest foreign-policy threat today.” The Wisconsin Republican said that as a result of the president’s “poor Iran policy,” Tehran is “closer to a nuclear weapon.” (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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** FILE ** Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, Iran's naval chief, briefs the media on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, during a press conference in Tehran on an upcoming naval exercise. (Associated Press/Fars News Agency)

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Buildings at Iran's Parchin military complex southeast of Tehran are shrouded with pink tarps in this photo dated Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Institute for Science and International Security)

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Ali Asghar Soltanieh (left), Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, talks with a foreign diplomat before the start of an expert-level meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Ali Asghar Soltanieh (left), Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, talks with a foreign diplomat before the start of an expert-level meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, an Iranian woman grieves for loved ones who were killed in Saturday's earthquake in the village of Bajebaj in northwestern Iran. (AP Photo/ISNA, Arash Khamoushi)

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On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, an Iranian woman grieves for loved ones who were killed in Saturday's earthquake in the village of Bajebaj in northwestern Iran. (AP Photo/ISNA, Arash Khamoushi)

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** File ** United States' Jordan Ernest Burroughs, celebrates after winning against Iran's Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi after the gold medal match at a 74-kg men's freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 10, 2012, in London. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The U.S. Navy planned to send minesweepers and warships into the Persian Gulf in September 2012 for exercises intended to make Iran think twice about any attempts to block oil tanker traffic through the narrow waterway that links the region’s oil fields with world markets. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Iranian oil technician Majid Afshari makes his way to the oil separator facilities in Iran's Azadegan oil field southwest of Tehran on April 15, 2008. (Associated Press)

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Illustration Iran Talks by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

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** FILE ** Saeed Jalili, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, speaks to the media after negotiations with the United States and five other world powers in Baghdad on Thursday, May 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)