Participation of as many as 27 million pilgrims in Arba’een ceremonies in Karbala, Iraq and the report of the director general of the UN nuclear agency on Iran’s nuclear program dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday.
Ettela’at: We will react to honorable policies with honest emotions, said the Supreme Leader in a meeting with the Hungarian prime minister.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said that cooperation with other nations lies at the center of the logic of the Islamic Republic.
Abrar: Russia has started to deliver S300 air defense system to Iran.
Afarinesh: An IS plot to target Shiite pilgrims with 58 car bombs has been foiled.
Afarinesh: A cold front is on the way; temperatures are expected to drop between 5º C and 15 Cº. Rain and snow are in the forecast for the country.
Aftab-e Yazd: The principlist unity scenario failed.
Principlists will have a number of tickets in the upcoming elections.
Arman-e Emrooz: Ahmadinejad should have been ousted [as president], said Ali Motahari [a principlist Tehran MP].
Asr-e Iranian: Had it not been for the leader another Turkmenchay Treaty would have been signed, said Mohsen Rezaei, the secretary of the Expediency Council.
[Turkmenchay is an agreement signed between Iran and Russia in 1828 under which Persia ceded to Russia control of several areas in the South Caucasus.]
Emtiaz: With restrictions facing liquefied gas production lifted, exports of LNG are now allowed.
Emtiaz: Iran’s first coastal tourism village will be built on the Persian Gulf.
Etemad: A hard decision for oil
The Iranian oil minister has said that the OPEC meeting made no new decision about crude output ceilings.
Etemad: Seal of exoneration
The Iranian deputy foreign minister has said that the report UN nuclear chief issued on Iran’s atomic program was more white than black.
Hadaf va Eghtesad: Foreign investment will be tax exempt for 20 years, said the director of the Trade Promotion Organization
Hambastegi: Iran is in possession of documents that suggest IS is selling oil to Turkey, said Mohsen Rezaei, the secretary of the Expediency Council.
Hambastegi: The future of the region hinges on cooperation between Iran, Russia and Syria, said Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to the Supreme Leader.
Hamshahri: Iran has urged Turkey to be polite.
It came after President Erdogan said that Iran would pay a price if it kept talking about Turkey’s oil purchases from IS terrorist grouping.
Iran: The greatest Arba’een ceremony ever passed off peacefully.
Iraqi officials said that the estimated number of pilgrims attending the function in the holy city of Karbala stood somewhere between 26 and 27 million.
Javan: The IAEA made things worse.
The closing of the possible military dimension (PMD) case now hinges on a resolution of the IAEA Board of Governors.
Jomhouri Islami: The minister of labor and social welfare has said that the Cabinet has voted for the bill on Support for People with Disabilities.
Kaenat: The Iranian foreign minister has thanked the Iraqi people and government for hosting millions of Arba’een pilgrims.
In a message Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “No doubt this year’s Arba’een was a genuine example of unity among all monotheists and freedom-seekers based on the axis of justice, the fight against oppression and extremism, and countering any deviation in values and truly divine instructions.”
Kayhan: A silent, intangible spiritual movement is taking shape in the West, said the Supreme Leader in a meeting with the Hungarian prime minister.
Payam-e Zaman: Today employment and production are the top priorities of the country, said President Rouhani.
Roozan: Ali Larijani, the speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, has said that he will consult with Akbar Nategh Nouri [a former speaker of the chamber] about future engagements.
Saheb Ghalam: The Italians will cooperate with small- and medium-sized Iranian industries.
Saheb Ghalam: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action won’t be implemented if the PMD case is not closed, said the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
Sharq: The Saudis have suffered a setback in OPEC
Iran’s oil minister has given OPEC an ultimatum [regarding its crude output].