Iran News Round Up

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that renewing the Iran Sanctions Act would “certainly” violate the nuclear deal.
An Iranian official announced that Iran has lost over 1,000 “defenders of the shrine” in Syria, underscoring the depth of Iran’s military support for the Assad regime.
Iran transferred “some quantities” of its excess heavy water to Oman following international warnings to meet its nuclear deal commitments.
Several Friday prayer leaders criticized the U.S. House of Representative’s 10-year renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act as an affront to the nuclear deal.
Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), warnedIran that it must meet its requirements under the nuclear deal after the IAEA reported last week that Iran exceeded its permitted heavy water stockpile of 130 tons.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed that Donald Trump’s election makes “no difference” to Iran in his first remarks after the presidential election.
Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani warned that any “extension” of sanctions against Iran would be a blow to the nuclear deal.
Senior regime officials warned against making premature judgments on the impact of Donald Trump’s election.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that Iran’s “options are not limited” to the nuclear deal.
Iranian officials indicated concern regarding U.S. commitment to the nuclear deal in reaction to the election of Donald Trump.