Iran News Round Up

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Secretary of State John Kerry resume direct nuclear negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland; Tehran rebukes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's incendiary remarks about Iran's regional role.
President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin censured Saudi military intervention in Yemen, while Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pressed for an immediate end to Saudi aggression.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reassured the domestic audience that negotiations will not deviate from the Supreme Leader's framework, while senior nuclear negotiator Hamid Baeidinejad claimed that a P5+1 deal is within reach.
Parliamentarian Esmail Kowsari reinforced the Supreme Leader's demand for the complete removal of sanctions in exchange for a nuclear agreement with the P5+1, while Alaeddin Boroujerdi responded to the March 20 open letter from House lawmakers to President Barack Obama, by reasserting Iran's right to a "peaceful" nuclear program.
The Supreme Leader reiterates his support for the nuclear talks and announced Iran’s New Year motto: "Government and Nation; Harmony and Unanimity."
Iran and the U.S. hold sixth day of nuclear negotiations in Lausanne; Negotiations will resume on March 25.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for a binding resolution on a nuclear deal under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Editor of Kayhan Hossein Shariatmadari spoke against such a resolution, arguing it would "confirm... allegations that [Iran's] nuclear program is not peaceful."
The fourth day of U.S-Iran nuclear talks takes place in Lausanne; Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani reiterates the regime's stance that Iranian aid is "not limited to a certain group or belief" in the fight against terrorism.
The third day of direct Iran-U.S. nuclear talks took place in Lausanne, Switzerland. President Rouhani stated that the inauguration of phase 12 of the South Pars gas field indicates that sanctions did not pressure Iran to the nuclear negotiations table.
Bilateral U.S.-Iran talks occur on March 15 and 16 in Lausanne, Switzerland; Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani indicate that a nuclear deal may be reached if the P5+1 has a "similar political will" as Iran, and "does not make excessive demands."