Iran News Round Up

IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari hailed Iranian-backed operations to recapture Aleppo as the “frontline of the Islamic Revolution.”
Interim Tehran Friday Prayer Leader Hojjat ol Eslam Kazem Sedighi called on President Hassan Rouhani to “respond seriously” to the renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act.
Expediency Discernment Council Secretary and former IRGC Commander Mohsen Rezaei claimed that the “alliance” between Russia, Turkey, and Iran “must be strengthened.”
Senior officials praised the results of the negotiations between Iran, Russia, and Turkey on brokering a ceasefire in Syria
Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani disclosed that Iran and Russia share a military facility in Syria, highlighting the depth of Iranian-Russian military cooperation in support of the Assad regime.
Iran Air finalized a deal to purchase 100 commercial aircraft from Airbus, nearly a week after finalizing a similar agreement with Boeing.
Friday prayer leaders celebrated the “liberation” of Aleppo and criticized the renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act during their sermons.
Iran finalized a deal with Airbus to lease seven planes in Iran’s second upgrade to its civilian fleet this week.
Senior Iranian officials praised Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s “victory” in Aleppo and reaffirmed Iran’s continued support to the Syrian regime.
President Hassan Rouhani ordered the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to begin “planning” the development of nuclear-powered ships in reaction to Congress’s renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act.