IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 22 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Comments by the Supreme Leader in a gathering of students that America has not changed and that ‘Death to the US’ has nothing to do with the American people dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. Also in the news were remarks by the government spokesman on the country’s economic conditions.
Ettela’at: Ignoring the principal enemy and focusing on domestic disputes is a big blunder, said the Supreme Leader in a meeting with thousands of school and university students.
In a speech to mark Students Day, Ayatollah Khamenei further said that the voice of the Iranian nation is the only ringing voice which is heard against injustice, colonialism and exploitation in the current tense situation in the world.
Ettela’at: The inactive industrial units will be granted targeted loans as of next week.
Iran needs extra power plants to generate an additional 5,000 MW of electricity annually to meet its economic demands.
Ettela’at: “The money Saudi Arabia dedicates to the fight against the Shiites equals the budget of Tunisia, Jordan and Yemen combined,” said a [dissident] Saudi prince.
Turki bin Bandar bin Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud further said that he was denounced as an infidel by religious scholars simply because of being critical of the king.
Ettela’at: Ebtekar burst into tears.
Masoumeh Ebtekar could not hold back her tears when she was presenting a report on the carcinogenic impacts of petrochemical-based gasoline on children.
Ettela’at: As many as 240 MPs have praised the Islamic Azad University for its efforts to develop higher education.
The Iranian deputies have urged the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and the Islamic Azad University to admit more students at post-graduate levels to promote higher education.
Ettela’at: No centrifuges have been removed yet, said Abbas Araghchi.
He further said that the first condition the Supreme Leader set in his letter on written guarantees by the other sides [to the nuclear talks] for the implementation of JCPOA has materialized.
Aftab-e Yazd: “We are still spendingthe money [the government earns] on the projects which were approved by the previous government amidst cheers [of its fans],” said the government spokesman.
Aftab-e Yazd: Ali Zia, an Iranian TV presenter, has been suspended from his post [for ridiculing the head coach of the capital’s powerhouse Esteghlal in a gathering of a number of artists].
Arman-e Emrooz: FM Zarif will appear before parliament to explain his handshake with President Obama [on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September].
Arman-e Emrooz: A shift in mudslinging [approaches]
Anti-government slogans appear [on the walls] in Tehran.
Asr-e Rasaneh: The first vice-president has said that the Iranian economy has one big problem: three million jobless people.
Asrar: Nobody can be denied the right to run for elections, said the intelligence minister.
Asrar: “Where were our critics during Ahmadinejad’s presidency?” asked Director of the Environment Protection Organization Masoumeh Ebtekar.
Bahar: “We will not live (long enough) to see the reopening of the US embassy in Tehran,” said Ebrahim Asgharzadeh, a former student who was involved in the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Iran.
Ebtekar: The Supreme Leader has told thousands of students that ‘Down with the US’ is not aimed at the American people; rather, it targets US policies.
Etemad: The Supreme Leader has said that the nation does not extend a hand of friendship to the US.
“We should not mistake the enemy for the ones we do not see eye to eye with,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.
Ghanoon: The shutdown of KFC Halal [restaurant] in Iran
Abbas Pazouki, the manager of the restaurant, said that some are seeking to pile pressure on the government.
Hambastegi: “No individual or group is entitled to meddle in the elections beyond the frameworks set by the law,” said the interior minister.
Hemayat: The spokesman of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has said that Saudi Arabia will not pay blood money to the families of the victims of the Mina tragedy.
Iran: The minister of culture and Islamic guidance has said in the ninth Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers in Muscat that dialogue among faiths and cultures is the only option [available for the region].
Ali Jannati further said that Iran will do what it takes to fight terrorism and Takfiri groups.
Iran: Iran welcomes those investors who bring in technologies, said a deputy oil minister.
Javan: “There is a certain logic behind ‘Down with the US’,” said the Supreme Leader in a meeting with students [marking Students Day].
Jomhouri Islami: Government organizations and institutions have called on people to massively take part in rallies to mark National Day of the Fight against Global Arrogance.
Kayhan: The Supreme Leader has stressed that ‘Down with the US’ has its roots in the Constitution.
Kayhan: “Wait for the formation of the new Middle East with Iran and Hezbollah taking center stage,” said Al-Monitor.
Khorasan: Centrifuges have yet to be removed, said Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi.
Payam-e Zaman: The first vice-president has said that outward-looking economic policies are needed to implement the resistance-based economy.
Resalat: Reliance on and trust in the US was the mistake [Prime Minister] Mosaddegh committed, said the Supreme Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said that US goals to push for regime change have not changed.
Rooyesh Mellat: The government is worried about the country’s economic problems, said Government Spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht.
Saheb Ghalam: The Energy Ministry has expressed readiness to tackle El Nino [a climate cycle in the Pacific Ocean with a global impact on weather patterns].
Setareh Sobh: One European company is to invest $6b in Iran, revealed the government spokesman.
Sharq: “Iran and Russia have a love-hate relationship,” said Fereydoun Barkeshli, the president of Vienna Energy Research Group and a former director general for OPEC and International Affairs at the National Iranian Oil Company.