Iran News Round Up

Iraqi Shi'a militias pledge allegiance to the Supreme Leader; IRGC Quds Force Commander and Iraqi Badr Brigade Commander attend Muharram mourning ceremony with the Supreme Leader; Deputy foreign minister reiterates Tehran's support for the government of Damascus; Judiciary branch official announces plans to "pardon and or release" detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian; MP says "more than 90%" of nuclear issues with P5+1 have been resolved
Advisor to the IRGC Commander highlights IRGC role in construction projects; Unnamed Iraqi commanders say IRGC Quds Force Commander was key strategist behind recent operations against ISIL; Basij forces hold military exercises in Zanjan Province; Deputy ambassador to UN reiterates Iran's nuclear rights
IRGC Navy Commander touts Iran's naval capabilities; Supreme Leader reiterates Ashura values; Iranians stage rallies on anniversary of 1979 US embassy hostage crisis; Iraqi defense minister praises Iran for its support; Foreign ministry censures terrorist attack against Shi'as in Saudi Arabia; Saudi court sentences three Shi'a activists to prison; MP says national interests will not be "compromised" in negotiations with the P5+1
IRGC and Artesh release statements ahead of 1979 US embassy hostage crisis anniversary; Supreme leader and senior officials underscore Ashura values; IRGC Navy Commander touts decline of US hard power; Senior MP says US and its allies are main source of regional crises; Saudi King reportedly suspends death sentence of prominent dissident Shi'a cleric; nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 scheduled to resume next week
IRGC commander stresses importance of economic resistance; Armed Forces General Staff Commander reiterates Supreme Leader's call for "cyber operations"; Deputy foreign minister says Kobani crisis should not lead to foreign "meddling"; MP discusses recent parliament vote of no confidence for President Rouhani's Science Research and Technology minister nominee
Senior cleric touts IRGC Quds Force Commander Soleiman's strategies in Iraq and Syria; Iraq's ambassador to US says Soleimani's "presence in Iraq is natural"; Deputy foreign minister highlights ineffective US strategies; President Rouhani reacts to parliament's vote of no confidence for Science Research and Technology nominee; Senior advisor to the Supreme Leader reinforces nuclear red lines
Senior MP says Iran in close coordination with Iraq in combating ISIL during Interview with French media outlet; Deputy foreign minister underscores success of Iraqi campaign against ISIL without Western aid; President Rouhani defends his nomination for Science Research and Technology minister in parliament address; Parliament casts vote of no confidence for Rouhani's nominee
Supreme Leader calls for Islamic unity; Senior cleric points to Saudi verdict on Shi'a dissident sheikh as sign of decline; Law Enforcement Forces Commander says acid attacks on women still under investigation; official praises IRGC Quds Force Commander for his role in recent Iraqi operation against ISIL; Unnamed source says Iran and the P5+1 have "achieved results" in last week's expert-level meeting in Vienna
IRGC commander claims US has sent material support to ISIL; Senior official says Resistance Economy is strategic; Deputy foreign minister arrives in Pakistan for border security talks; IRGC Quds Force Commander reportedly played significant role in key operation south of Baghdad; Unnamed nuclear negotiator dismisses reports of potential nuclear negotiations extension with P5+1; President Rouhani underscores Iran's willingness to collaborate with international body in combating terrorism
Senior cleric condemns recent wave of acid attacks; President Rouhani calls for thorough investigation of attacks on women; Law Enforcement commander denies reports of border clashes with Pakistani forces; Deputy foreign minister says Iran "welcomes" sincere collaboration with neighbors to combat terrorism