– Cleric rails against U.S. failures, says Iran mobilized for nuclear energy.
– Ahmadinejad to consult with Mesbah-Yazdi, perhaps Iran’s most hardline Ayatollah.
– Iran to IAEA: Everything is Israel’s fault.
– Russia wants Iran to speed up payments in exchange for proliferation assistance.
– Picture of the Day: Ahmadinejad opens petrochemical plant.