Iran News Round Up

Friday prayer speeches across Iran commemorated the country’s missile program and the role of the Artesh ahead of Artesh Day on April 17.
The Guardian Council confirmed the first round of results from the February 26 parliamentary elections.
<p>The IRGC Ground Forces launched the second day of &ldquo;Great Prophet&rdquo; military drills in southeastern Iran.</p>
Iranian news outlets reported the death of an additional Artesh officer in Syria, bringing the total number of Artesh casualties in recent days to four.
At least three Artesh members were reported killed in Syria, confirming the deployment of elements of multiple Artesh brigades outside Iran.
IRGC Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s suggestion of a “new arrangement” regarding negotiations with Iran.
President Hassan Rouhani warned critics of the nuclear deal not to obstruct Iran's economic opportunities resulting from the deal.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised the Rouhani administration's efforts to implement the Resistance Economy doctrine.
IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari downplayed the achievements of the nuclear agreement during a meeting with IRGC commanders.
A senior Artesh commander announced that Artesh special forces have deployed to Syria.