Iran News Round Up

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi confirmed that Iran and the U.S. have completed the purchase of 32 tons of heavy water that the U.S. Department of Energy had announced in April.
Kurdish separatists reportedly claimed responsibility for an assassination attempt on an Iranian parliamentarian in the western province of Kermanshah.
Iranian officials criticized UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s report calling Iran’s ballistic missile tests “inconsistent with the constructive spirit” of the nuclear deal.
The IRGC Ground Forces commander in Kurdistan province announced that IRGC troops killed an additional two members of a Kurdish “terrorist network” in northwestern Iran, nearly a week after 11 Kurds were killed in clashes with IRGC forces along the Iran-Iraq border.
<p>Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for additional repercussions against government officials who have profited from excessive benefits and salaries.</p>
President Hassan Rouhani promised to pursue salary reform “to the end” and announced a plan to “reorganize” the country’s banking system in the wake of leaks that government employees have received excessive benefits and salaries.
Iranian officials vowed that Iran will continue supporting Palestine in statements marking the occasion of Quds (Jerusalem) Day.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Judiciary to investigate instances of Iran’s “violated rights in connection to sanctions,” including the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling permitting the seizure of $2 billion in Iranian frozen assets.
President Hassan Rouhani called for “massive participation” in upcoming demonstrations marking Quds Day, an annual event Tehran launched in 1979 to express opposition to the Israeli state.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed IRGC Major General Mohammad Bagheri as the new chief of the Armed Forces General Staff (AFGS).