President Hassan Rouhani’s comments at a gathering of senior law enforcement commanders on police responsibilities and the devastating quake that rocked Nepal and left more than 1,800 dead dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday.
Aftab-e Yazd: Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli will appear in parliament on Sunday to present a report to MPs on the so-called dirty money.
[His earlier comments on dirty money being channeled to the electoral campaigns of some candidates caused a stir.]
Aftab-e Yazd: “Some $700 billion in Iranian money was spent on creating jobs in China,” the first vice-president said.
Eshagh Jahangiri made the comment as he took a swipe at the previous government’s economic policy.
He also said that wisdom dictates that government stop paying cash subsidies to high-income individuals.
Aftab-e Yazd: Recent maneuvers of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps have featured anti-rioting drills.
Arman-e Emrooz: Why are you holding my trial in camera?
Saeed Mortazavi, a former prosecutor and director of the Social Security Organization, said in the first session of his trial on fraud charges.
A next hearing in the case is slated for Monday.
Arman-e Emrooz:”It is not police’s duty to implement the rules of Islam,” President Hassan Rouhani said at a meeting with senior police commanders.
In his speech, the president described poverty, unemployment and corruption as real ills in society.
“Ensuring security in society is different from making the social atmosphere security-centered,” the president warned.
Asrar: “The cash subsidies of some 200,000 individuals have been cut,” said the deputy cooperatives minister.
Asrar: Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Sports and Youth, Carlos Queiroz will remain at the helm of the Iranian national soccer team.
[Earlier he had said that he was quitting the job because of disagreements between him and the Football Federation.]
Ebtekar: A response to a threat made against Seyyed [Hassan Khomeini]
The prosecutor of Gorgan, the provincial capital of Golestan, has said that the judiciary is now looking into a statement [purportedly] issued by Hezbollah, threatening the grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic.
[Hezbollah has dismissed reports that it has made a threat against Seyyed Hassan Khomeini ahead of a never-materialized visit to the northern province.]
Ettela’at: President Rouhani said poverty, addiction, hypocrisy and corruption are the social vice of the modern day.
Speaking at a meeting with police commanders, he said that police need to identify the root causes of social harms in the country.
“A line should be drawn between real and hypothetical threats; police need to respect the dignity of individuals in dealing with members of the public; in enforcing laws, police need to pay close attention to priorities.”
Hambastegi: Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has warned about a likely increase in security threats along the eastern border this year.
Hambastegi: Hossein Ghandi, a top journalist who was known as king of headline-writing, has been laid to rest at a plot dedicated to dignitaries at Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, south of Tehran.
Hemayat: The US urges Ansarullah to sit at the negotiating table and continues to support Saudi crimes in the same breath.
Hemayat: Government order to modify the consumption pattern.
The first vice-president has criticized public tendency to buy foreign-made products.
Hemayat: “Some 120,000 complaints are lodged against the executive branch on a yearly basis,” said the top judge of the Supreme Administrative Justice Court.
Kaenat: Three members of the Ansar al-Furqan terrorist group have been arrested by the Intelligence Ministry in the south.
Kaenat: The president has ordered measures to fight rural food poverty.
Kayhan: Iran’s tea imports are up three-fold.
Kayhan: Rouhani: Police do not have a duty to enforce Islam!
The daily has described the President Rouhani’s comment at a meeting with police commanders as “controversial”.
Saheb Ghalam: The first vice-president has said that economic prosperity is the top approach of the government this year.