♦ Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed to put an end to [outstanding] issues about Iran’s nuclear program.
President Rouhani told the visiting director general of the UN nuclear watchdog that the remaining issues between Iran and the IAEA can be resolved in a short period of time.
Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani told Yukiya Amano that Iran does have the political will to strike a nuclear deal with P5+1.
♦ “Revolutionary poems should serve the cause of justice, unity and all-out progress,” the Supreme Leader said at a meeting with a number of poets and literary figures.
♦ Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said that unwise comments about the nuclear issue are against the wishes of the Supreme Leader.
The top MP also blamed the country’s economic disarray on the mismanagement of the 10th government [led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad].
♦ The Government Spokesman has said that the resistance-based economy will continue to steer the course of action even after sanctions.
Mohammad Bagher Nobakht said production of wheat has hit 2 million tons and the country’s wheat reserves are enough for at least six months.
He further said Iran is exporting more than 8,000 MW of electricity to neighboring countries.
♦ Egyptian security forces have killed 13 leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.
In reaction, the Brotherhood has called for a popular uprising against the government of President El-Sisi.
An operation by the Egyptian military in Sinai left at least 120 members of the IS terrorist grouping dead.
♦ The President of Tehran University has lashed out at continued sales of dissertation and plagiarism.