Iran News Round Up

Judiciary Head Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani reacted to President Hassan Rouhani's November 8 criticizing the Judiciary and the Guardian Council and calling for greater freedom of the press.
President Hassan Rouhani accused some conservative media outlets of acting like "secret police" and launching slanderous attacks against the administration.
IRGC Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali and senior clerics reaffirmed the regime's commitment to combat Western influence in Iran during Friday prayers.
President Hassan Rouhani pushed back on the IRGC Intelligence Organization's arrest of several members of the media.
The Supreme Leader's Senior Foreign Policy Advisor Ali Akbar Velayati said that Iranian-Russian cooperation will "increase" but noted that the two countries disagree "about the presence of Lebanese Hezbollah in Syria."
Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said that Iran has not started removing its excess centrifuges under the nuclear deal.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian claimed that Iran would withdraw from the Syrian peace talks if they were "unconstructive."
The Iranian Foreign Ministry repudiated media reports claiming that Tehran supports a six-month presidential transition period to facilitate the removal of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
IRGC Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi attributed the preservation of Iraq, Syria, and Yemen to the Islamic Republic's advisory power.
Ali Akbar Velayati reinforced Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's interpretation of the nuclear deal, while Hossein Shariatmadari claimed that President Hassan Rouhani is not committed to Khamenei's redlines on implementing the P5+1 agreement.