The comments of the Supreme Leader at a meeting with President Rouhani and his Cabinet to mark Government Week dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday. Also on the covers of dailies was the unveiling of a new gold coin and a traveler’s check at a ceremony attended by the president and the Central Bank governor.
Ettela’at: “Economy is the top priority of the country,” said the Supreme Leader at a meeting with President Rouhani and his Cabinet.
At the meeting [which came during Government Week] Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the president and his Cabinet for their efforts.
Abrar: The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has arrived in Beijing for talks [with Chinese officials over nuclear cooperation].
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: Members of parliament have called on the oil minister to make efforts to reclaim Iran’s share of the global petroleum market.
Afkar: The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has called on Washington to free Iranian nationals imprisoned in the US.
Aftab-e Yazd: The Supreme Leader has thanked the Rouhani administration for cutting inflation, creating economic stability and bringing the nuclear talks to conclusion.
Aftab-e Yazd: The Mountain of Muscle [a nickname of Iranian professional bodybuilder Beitollah Abbaspour] has passed away.
Arman-e Emrooz: At a meeting with the president and his Cabinet, the Supreme Leader called for formation of a resistance-based economy headquarters.
Etemad: Tehran MP Ali Motahari has called for measures to guarantee freedom of assembly for all sides.
His appeal came in reaction to a gathering by the so-called Worriers in protest at the nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1.
Etemad: Tax evasion by the big shots
Of the 5 million or so taxpayers in the country, only 503 individuals pay more than $17,000 in taxes.
Iran: A European leader arrives in Iran, a first in 11 years.
Heading a 200-member delegation, the Austrian president is expected to visit Tehran.
Jomhouri Islami: “This year is the year of transitioning from sanctions and giving momentum to efforts to secure economic prosperity,” President Rouhani said.
Jomhouri Islami: In a ceremony attended by the president, a new gold coin and a new traveler’s check have been unveiled.
Kayhan: “Iran is single-handedly standing up against the disintegration of regional countries,” said the Iraqi ambassador to Tehran in an exclusive interview with Kayhan.
Khorasan: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale has hit Firuzkooh to the west of the capital.
Mardomsalari: “Iran stands ready for talks with all regional countries,” said the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
Mardomsalari: The unforgettable stars of the world soccer are converging on Tehran for a charity matchup at Azadi Stadium on Friday with an Iranian all-star team.
Resalat: The deputy interior minister has said that the Guardian Council has the final say in vetting candidates running for public office.
Roozan: The deputy interior minister has said that electoral campaigning in mosques is forbidden.
Roozan: The Australian foreign minister has called on Iran to join the anti-IS coalition.
Sharq: “The Supreme Leader views suffrage as a public right, some consider it decorative,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Siasat-e Rooz: The Supreme Leader has called on officials not to mince their words in laying out the country’s revolutionary stance.