Iran News Round Up

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani expressed his approval for the nuclear deal. The "Power of Sarallah" military exercises began in Tehran.
The Office of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released a statement reiterating Khamenei's comments on the nuclear deal. IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari echoed the regime's fears of "soft war" in the post-nuclear deal environment.
President Hassan Rouhani claimed that Iran is not obligated to implement restrictions on its missile program under UNSC Resolution 2231.
Senior clerics reflected the regime's heightened concerns over Western cultural and political infiltration into Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal.
President Hassan Rouhani briefed the Supreme Leader on the government's actions over the past two years, while Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed that the 10-year restrictions on Iran's nuclear program will begin on September 23.
The Supreme Leader lauded the government's economic and political performance and demanded complete cooperation from regime officials in implementing the Resistance Economy. IRGC Major General Yayha Rahim Safavi claimed that Iran will receive the S-300 and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia.
President Rouhani defended his administration's economic record following Parliamentarian Mohammad Esmail Kowsari's criticism of Rouhani for failing to strengthen the economy.
President Hassan Rouhani called for enhanced defensive power through military and private sector collaboration; he also declared that Iran can purchase and sell weapons as it sees fit. The Defense Ministry unveiled an advanced short-range ballistic missile. The Iranian and British embassies reopened in Tehran and London after a four-year closure.
Defense Minister IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan reaffirmed Iran's commitment to bolster its defense capabilities, while IRGC Air Force Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that the IRGC will soon hold large-scale ballistic missile drills.
<p>IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned government officials not to challenge regime principles, while the Foreign Ministry confirmed reports that British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will travel to Tehran this weekend to reopen the UK embassy.</p>