Highlights of Ettela’at newspaper on October 18

A special look at the headlines Ettela’at newspaper covered on October 18.

 Government plans to speed up economic growth were laid out at a joint press conference attended by the director of the Management and Planning Organization, the economy minister and the governor of the Central Bank.

 Ansarullah Houthis have said that they have 70 km of the Saudi border under their control.

A spokesman for Ansarullah said that the decision to push deeper into Saudi soil is political not military.

 Six people were martyred in an IS terrorist attack on a Shiite religious site in Saudi Arabia.

In another development, the Bahraini foreign minister said that his country welcomes talks with Iran and bears no animosity toward Russia.

 “Regional countries should know that IS is no asset for anyone,” the Iranian foreign minister told a Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting in Tehran.

“We [a reference to regional countries] need a stable environment; we should not tie our security to insecurity elsewhere,” Mohammad Javad Zarif further said.

 In a letter to the Atomic Energy Organization and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the president has ordered the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action implemented.

 The spokesman of the Guardian Council has said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) did not need the approval of parliament.

Ebrahimian further said that JCPOA is not a legally binding document for either side.