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In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor's Rina Bassist, NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoana warns of Iran's destabilizing influence and the group's efforts in the Middle East and North Africa region. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls for "high participation" in Friday's presidential election, Israel’s Supreme Court rules that the government must conscript ultra-Orthodox men for military service and Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan argues that Cyprus is becoming an “operation center” in the Israel-Gaza war.