IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 23 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
A fourth hearing in the corruption trial of Babak Zanjani and his brazen claims on repayment of the money he’s been accused of siphoning off dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday. Also in the news were comments by a former parliament speaker who lashed out at hardliners for claiming that the country’s nuclear negotiators have violated the red lines set by the Supreme Leader.
Ettela’at: “Mudslinging is the country’s most serious abnormal behavior,” said a deputy Judiciary chief.
Mohammad Bagher Olfat further said that no country treats its greats the way Iran does.
He also said that we need to close the loopholes that might be used by those who seek to make a career out of conditions that arise in the post-sanctions era.
Ettela’at: The first vice-president has said that the government has made extensive planning for the post-sanctions era.
Ettela’at: Iran is to draw up a document on the global fight against particles, said Masoumeh Ebtekar, the director of the Environment Protection Organization.
She also blamed negligence [by the previous government] over the years for the [formation of polluting] particles centers inside Iran.
Ettela’at: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said that only the Syrian people should decide on the future of Assad.
The United Nations has announced that the Damascus government and the Syrian opposition will also attend the next rounds of talks over Syria.
Ettela’at: Hardliners and extremists inside Iran have dealt a blow to the country, said Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri [a former parliament speaker].
“The Supreme Leader set the red lines and said that the nuclear negotiating team respected those red lines. But a number of hardliners claim – based on no solid evidence – that red lines have not been respected and the Leader’s remarks have been ignored and that these people [Iran’s nuclear negotiators] should be put on trial,” he further said.
Ettela’at: Head of the Cancer Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Mohammad Esmail Akbari has said that sausage and lunch meat are the primary cancer risk factor in the country.
He also said that [satellite] jamming signals are very dangerous.
Ettela’at: ISIS claims it has brought down a Russian passenger plane in Sinai, Egypt.
ISIS terrorists in Egypt have said that the Russian plane was targeted in response to airstrikes by Russian fighter jets on Syria.
All 224 people on board the plane have been killed.
Abrar: The US is expected to give guarantees to Iran’s trading partners for doing business with Tehran, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referring to his meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna.
Afkar: The president of the European Parliament is to arrive in Iran on November 7.
Aftab-e Yazd: Ballyhoo against HIV-positive students
Aftab-e Yazd: Hardliners are seeking to put on trial the country’s nuclear negotiating team, said former parliament speaker Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri.
Arman-e Emrooz: Ali Motahari is following in the footsteps of his father
Motahari: The [political] atmosphere has become highly charged since 2009 [following the presidential elections in which former president Ahmadinejad was reelected].
The Tehran MP has also said that a large number of reformists are more religiously devoted than principlists.
Arman-e Emrooz: Iran should create competition among its foreign partners, said Saeed Laylaz, an economist, in an interview with the daily.
Asr-e Iranian: IRIB remained impartial in the review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, said Bijan Nobaveh, [a principlist MP and a former manager at IRIB], in reaction to attacks against the national broadcaster.
Asrar: Al Saud is the vicious regime in the region, said Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly Ali Larijani.
Asrar: Those who allege that red lines have not been respected [in the Iran nuclear deal] should be put on trial, said Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri.
Bahar: Time has come for us to focus on domestic policy, said Ali Motahari, stressing the need for settling the lingering questions surrounding the 2009 presidential elections.
Ebtekar: “I will pay back the oil money by Monday,” said Babak Zanjani, the so-called oil billionaire who is on trial for massive corruption and embezzlement, in the fourth hearing of his trial.
“Do not threaten me with execution!”
“Two billion euros is nothing more than small change to me,” he said.
Etemad: The accused points an accusing finger
The daily has taken a closer look at the fourth hearing of Babak Zanjani, the oil defendant, who accused the government, oil minister, the Judiciary and some other institutions of treating him improperly.
Etemad: We should not go on the defensive [in dealing with those who] simply make critical comments, said Ali Motahari in the University of Tehran.
Hambastegi: The minister of culture and Islamic guidance has said that all executive bodies are obliged to implement the Law on the [Publication and] Free Access to Information.
Hemayat: A countdown to ending the war
Saudi Arabia will return from Yemen empty-handed.
Iran: Iran’s pavilion has won the silver prize of the Expo Milano 2015.
Javan: French cosmetics to make up the suspension of sanctions
Jomhouri Islami: Imam Hussein does not need knife-wielding thugs, said Nategh Nouri.
Jomhouri Islami: Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul has implied that his successor Recep Tayyip Erdogan has risked damaging Turkish democracy.
Kayhan: The daily has taken an analytical look at the result of the Vienna talks on Syria
Al Saud: We are seeking to have free elections in Syria!
Payam-e Zaman: The Asian market is the top priority of Iran’s oil exports, said the oil minister.
Resalat: The seditionists cannot be included in the establishment’s structures, said Mohammad Reza Bahonar.
Resalat: Iran’s economic conditions will return to normal in late 2018, said Masoud Nili, President Rouhani’s advisor for the economic affairs.
Rooyesh Mellat: There are some who have taken aim at people’s hope, said First Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri.
Roozan: Oil Minister Zanganeh threatens OPEC
Iran waits for no country to raise its oil production, said the minister.
Setareh Sobh: Media are the discerning eye of society, Ali Motahari told students in the University of Tehran.
Shahrvand: The director of the Relief and Rescue Organization has said that 11,000 flood-stricken people in 18 provinces have received assistance.
Sharq: “I see no reason to be disqualified [for the upcoming parliamentary elections],” said Tehran MP Ali Motahari.
Sharq: “Do not talk about the past,” said Ahmadinejad’s health minister in an interview with the daily.