Iran News Round Up

The Supreme Leader urges commanders to maintain military readiness to defend against hostile acts on Iran, while IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami reiterates that Iran's defense capabilities are non-negotiable and that it will not grant international inspectors access to its military sites.
IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Salami say that Ansar Allah possesses long-range missile capabilities, and missile, armor, and artillery fire capabilities; Student Basij members state they intend to form battalions of hackers... [to] disable Israeli facilities and factories... in support of an overall effort to achieve...the destruction of the...regime of Israel.
President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that "all parties involved" in the nuclear negotiations will continue to show political "willingness" Defense Minister IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan reiterated Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's four-point plan to end the crisis in Yemen.
President Hassan Rouhani responds to the passage of the Senate bill giving Congress the ability to review a final nuclear deal; The Parliamentary Nuclear Committee releases a memo of recommendations for the Iranian position to counter the U.S. Fact Sheet on the nuclear framework agreement announced April 2.
Over 200 Parliamentarians ask Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to release the Iranian fact sheet on the framework nuclear agreement; Iranian officials hail Moscow's lifting of the ban to deliver the S-300 advanced air defense missile systems.
Ali Larijani indicated that the negotiating team is "considering the specified redlines" of immediate removal of sanctions as part of a final nuclear deal. IRGC Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari disparaged Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's critique of the judicial system.
Hossein Shariatmadari the Managing Editor of the leading conservative news outlet Kayhan explicitly criticized the Lausanne framework agreement claiming that it exposes Iran's sensitive military sites to inspectors, while IRGC Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri reiterated the regime's opposition to inspections of its military facilities.
The Supreme Leader states that he neither supports, nor opposes the non-binding framework agreement on Tehran's nuclear program; President Hassan Rouhani reinforces Khamenei's red lines on sanction relief, nuclear research and development, and inspections and hails the Lausanne agreement as a "great victory" for Iran.
Judiciary Head Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani voices support for the negotiating team; Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan explicitly states that Iran will not permit inspections of its military facilities; Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif promotes enhanced bilateral relations with Oman and Pakistan.
IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari backed the framework agreement on Tehran's nuclear program. President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed eight bilateral agreements in Tehran, while the Supreme Leader called for enhanced Iran-Turkey relations and collaboration in resolving Yemen and other regional crises.