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Iran elections 2016

Hardliner Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati elected to head key Iran oversight body Assembly of Experts - AFP

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Saudi Arabia execution fallout

Saudi Arabia denies claims it is hindering Iranian Hajj pilgrims - Anadolu Agency

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petroleum

US oil closes lower as Iran vows to ramp up output; July futures drop 33 cents to settle at $48.08 a barrel - CNBC

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Afghanistan

Iran, Afghanistan, India sign three-way transit accord for Chabahar port - AFP

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Drone strike against Taliban leader Mansour

Pakistan says main victim of US drone strike not yet identified but had Pakistani passport under name of Wali Muhammad and had just returned from Iran - Reuters

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Iran

Russia to deliver several more divisions of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran by the end of the year - Interfax

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Saudi Arabia execution fallout

Saudi ally Maldives severs diplomatic ties with Iran, citing security threats - Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Photo: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif, US Secretary of State Kerry meet on sidelines of Syria talks in Vienna - @Hassanvand

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Iran

Iran's parliament passes bill on demands for US compensation - AP

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Iran nuclear program deal

More: Rep. Gerry Connolly says Ben Rhodes should talk to Congress on Iran deal; Rhodes should make himself available 'even though we know' House committee is 'up to no good' - @ChadPergram

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Iran nuclear program deal

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., on GOP comments on Iran pact ahead of tomorrow's hearing: I see enormous evasion on the GOP side because the agreement worked - @ChadPergram

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Iran nuclear program deal

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah: White House informed me adviser Ben Rhodes will not testify at House hearing on Iran; 'Disappointing but typical'

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Iran nuclear program deal

White House press secretary on Rep. Jason Chaffetz's Iran hearing: 'This isn't a whole lot more than a 3-ring circus'; won't say if adviser Ben Rhodes will testify - @khennessey

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Firuzabad, Fars, Iran

Preliminary magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes southeast Iran, about 59 miles south of Firuzabad - USGS

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Iran seizes US Navy boats, Jan. 12, 2016

US Navy fires commander of 10 sailors who went off course in January in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for 15 hours - AP

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Iran nuclear program deal

House Oversight Committee asks White House aide Ben Rhodes to appear before panel Tuesday over tactics to secure Iran deal; not expected to appear, @ChadPergram reports

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Iran

Abdolali Ali Asgari appointed to head Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting following resignation of Mohammad Sarafraz - Press TV

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Iran nuclear program deal

White House says it is aware of Iran's claims of a ballistic missile launch - Reuters

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Iran nuclear program deal

British banks invited to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss removal of sanctions against Tehran - Sky News

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Iran

Iran military official says tested ballistic missile 2 weeks ago with 2,000 km range, 8 metre accuracy - Tasnim News Agency via Reuters

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