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Sarah Shourd, 32, of the U.S., poses for a photograph at Mehrabad airport prior to leaving Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Press TV)

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American hiker Sarah Shourd, 32, waits at Mehrabad airport, prior to leaving Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Press TV)

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Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, ckecks his papers prior to the start of the IAEA's board of governors meeting at the International Center, in Vienna, Austria, on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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Former Iranian diplomat Hossein Alizadeh, during a press conference in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. Mr. Alizadeh, who quit his job at the Islamic Republic's Embassy in Finland, said he will apply for political asylum in the Nordic country. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Markku Ulander)

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Escorted by his bodyguards, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right, is greeted by his well wishers, as he attends the annual state-sponsored rally known as Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Illustration: Iran rattler by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

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An Iranian security directs media at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, with the reactor building seen in the background, just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran, on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010. Iranian and Russian engineers began loading fuel Saturday into Iran's first nuclear power plant, which Moscow has promised to safeguard to prevent material at the site from being used in any potential weapons production. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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This undated image made available by Amnesty International in London, Thursday, July 8, 2010, shows Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a mother of two who is facing the punishment of stoning to death in Iran, on charges of adultery. (AP Photo/Amnesty International, ho)

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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2009 file photo released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), Iranian technicians, work with foreign colleagues at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, just outside the southern port city of Bushehr, Iran. Russia announced Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 that it will begin the startup next week of Iran's only atomic power plant, giving Tehran a boost as it struggles with international sanctions and highlighting differences between Moscow and Washington over pressuring the Islamic Republic to give up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms. (AP Photo/ISNA,Mehdi Ghasemi) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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**FILE** In this photo from Nov. 30, 2009, released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency, the reactor building of Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is seen just outside the port city of Bushehr, 750 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the reactor building of Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is seen, just outside the port city of Bushehr 750 miles (1245 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, in this Nov. 30, 2009 file photo. Russia's nuclear agency spokesman Sergei Novikov said Friday Aug. 13, 2010 it will load fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant next week, marking the start of its launch. (AP Photo/ISNA, Mehdi Ghasemi) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES

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Illustration: Iran hikers

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The mothers of three American hikers jailed in Iran -- (from left) Laura Fattal, Cindy Hickey and Nora Shourd -- participate in a demonstration outside Iran's mission to the United Nations in New York on Friday, July 30, 2010. Saturday marked a year since the hikers were arrested along the Iraqi border. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Illustration: Iran

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel's outgoing U.N. ambassador, Gabriela Shalev (left, in 2008) says the most significant threat to her country is not Iran's belligerence but efforts by European courts and by some U.N. committees to delegitimize the Jewish state. "Israel is the most isolated, lonely country in the world," she told reporters Monday in Washington at a luncheon sponsored by the Israel project.

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A lieutenant colonel of the Iranian elite Revolutionary Guard, attends Friday prayers with his colleague at Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 16, 2010. A Sunni insurgent group said it carried out a double suicide bombing against a Shiite mosque in southeast Iran to avenge the execution of its leader, as Iranian authorities Friday said the death toll included members of the elite Revolutionary Guard. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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This picture released by Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency shows the scene of the bomb blast in the city of Zahedan, 940 miles southeast of the capital Tehran Thursday, July 15, 2010. Twin bombings killed more than 20 people outside a mosque in southeastern Iran on Thursday -- including members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard -- in attacks that came less than a month after Iran hanged the leader of a militant insurgent group in the region. (AP Photo / Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA)

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This picture released by Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency shows the scene of the bomb blast in the city of Zahedan, 940 miles southeast of the capital Tehran Thursday, July 15, 2010. Twin bombings killed more than 20 people outside a mosque in southeastern Iran on Thursday -- including members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard -- in attacks that came less than a month after Iran hanged the leader of a militant insurgent group in the region. (AP Photo/Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA)

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This picture released by Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency shows the scene of the bomb blast in the city of Zahedan, 940 miles southeast of the capital Tehran Thursday, July 15, 2010. Twin bombings killed more than 20 people outside a mosque in southeastern Iran on Thursday -- including members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard -- in attacks that came less than a month after Iran hanged the leader of a militant insurgent group in the region. (AP Photo/Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA)