A special look at the headlines Ettela’at newspaper covered on October 20.
♦ “The diplomacy machine and the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization should resolutely follow up on [the investigation into] the Mina tragedy,” the Supreme Leader said in a meeting with Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization officials.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said the world of Islam should have protested with one voice following the deadly incident, but unfortunately the only voice that could be heard was that of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
♦ “Political divergence in Iraq serves no one’s interests,” said the Iranian first vice-president.
Eshagh Jahangiri further said that Iran stands by all Iraqi ethnic and religious groups.
♦ NATO has launched its biggest military exercise in reaction to Russia’s military presence in Syria.
Meanwhile, Syria said that the military achievements of Russia in two weeks [of airstrikes against terrorist targets] dwarfed those of America’s year-long campaign.
♦ “Some individuals are sad to see people happy,” said the parliament speaker.
Ali Larijani further said we should not return to the past decade [a reference to the time when Ahmadinejad was president].
♦ The Iran-P5+1 joint commission has had its first meeting in Vienna.
The meeting on Monday focused on how the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action should be implemented and what measures the joint commission should take to facilitate its implementation.
♦ The health minister has said guaranteeing the healthcare of the public requires the serious contribution of all three branches of government.
Dr. Hassan Hashemi further said some individuals do not want the Healthcare Transformation Plan to be successfully implemented.