Iran News Round Up

Hossein Amir Abdollahian praises Russia’s regional involvement and accuses the U.S. of supporting ISIS; Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says that a deal could be reached "this time" if sanctions are removed; IRGC Cyber Security Command announces new surveillance project to monitor messaging apps.
The IRGC wrapped up its large-scale military drills with a combined air-naval-ground exercise in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, while Hossein Hamedani warned the US against acting on its military options. Senior clerics praised President Rouhani for his extensive consultations with religious authorities in Qom.
The IRGC Ground Forces commenced the second day of the Great Prophet 9 military exercises, which featured several new weapons systems, while senior IRGC commanders reiterated the regime's commitment to counter its enemies.
IRGC commanders tout large-scale, multi-service military exercise dubbed Great Prophet 9 conducted in the Persian Gulf; Iran dismisses allegations in the Washington Post that it is conducting secret nuclear weapons research.
The IRGC Security Command Spokesman Ali Reza Rahmani announced that the Cyber Defense Command will undergo structural changes to enhance its cyber capabilities.
President Rouhani reassures Iranians of commitment to national interests; Supreme Leader urges increasing domestic production; Foreign Ministry condemns attack on ambassador's residence in Libya.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underscores regime expectations of reaching a nuclear agreement; Bi-lateral talks resume tomorrow; MODAFL Aerospace Industries Organization plans to build new fighter jets; Najafi says new IAEA report indicates "full transparency" from Iran.
Iran and the US to hold direct nuclear talks in Geneva; Senior official accuses Bahrain of arming terrorists in Iran; Judiciary to review new cases of corruption.
Supreme Leader Khamanei criticizes sanctions and blamed the West for Iran's economy; Maj. Gen. Jafari discusses growth private sector construction; Parliament Speaker Larijani meets Chinese Foreign Minister.
President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the "structural" problems which led to the restructuring of the the Iranian Space Agency; IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Salami stated that due to Iranian ballistic missile ability, U.S. "...maritime strategy... has changed."