Iran News Round Up

Iran and the P5+1 extended the deadline for nuclear talks to July 7.
The Head of the Passive Defense Organization IRGC Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali claimed that Saudi Arabia has evolved from a 'regional rival' to a 'proxy threat.'
President Hassan Rouhani indicated that "moderation" should play an important role in Iran's leadership in the region.
Defense Minister IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan announced appointments to several senior Defense Ministry positions.
President Hassan Rouhani announced that if the opposite side in the negotiations does not make excessive demands, a nuclear deal 'will be within reach.'
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that negotiations began after the U.S. sent a 'middle-man' to him to say that it wanted to recognize Iran as a nuclear power and lift all sanctions within six months. He highlighted immediate lifting of economic sanctions and the continuation of research and development during the time period limiting enrichment as his red lines for a final nuclear deal.
Senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi stated that the nuclear negotiations' progress "is not what we expected." Officials from Iran, Iraq, and Syria will hold a trilateral meeting in Baghdad in the near future.
Major General Hassan Firouzabadi stated that Iran would never accept "any protocol or agreement" that allows access to Iran's military sites.
The Supreme Leader cautioned Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi against cooperation with the U.S., while praising close relations between Iran and Iraq. President Rouhani highlighted his administration's economic progress under sanctions.
Parliament introduced legislation requiring immediate sanctions removal in a possible reaction to earlier comments from President Hassan Rouhani.