Iran News Round Up

Iranian officials vowed that Iran will continue supporting Palestine in statements marking the occasion of Quds (Jerusalem) Day.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Judiciary to investigate instances of Iran’s “violated rights in connection to sanctions,” including the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling permitting the seizure of $2 billion in Iranian frozen assets.
President Hassan Rouhani called for “massive participation” in upcoming demonstrations marking Quds Day, an annual event Tehran launched in 1979 to express opposition to the Israeli state.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed IRGC Major General Mohammad Bagheri as the new chief of the Armed Forces General Staff (AFGS).
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that Bahrain’s decision to revoke the citizenship of a top Shia cleric could lead to an uprising against the government.
An IRGC brigadier general praised the UK’s decision to leave the EU as a rejection of “subordination” to America.
Iranian officials announced the arrests of separatist and terrorist groups in East Azerbaijan and Khuzestan provinces, less than a week after the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) arrested individuals connected to one of the “largest takfiri-Wahhabi terrorist plots” in Iran.
The representative of Bahraini cleric Ayatollah Isa Qassim in Iran vowed that “the Bahraini revolution will remain peaceful” unless Qassim is “assassinated or deported.”
Senior Iranian officials encouraged protests against the government of Bahrain and warned that its treatment of a leading Shia cleric could prompt an armed insurrection in the country.
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani claimed that the Assembly of Experts has identified two potential successors to current Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.