Comments of President Hassan Rouhani in a speech in Qom in defense of the economic performance of his administration and about nuclear talks dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday. “Any deal should see all sanctions lifted.” A naval drill by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in the Strait of Hormuz also grabbed front-page headlines.
Abrar: Naval Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps put their power on display in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
It came during a military drill code-named Great Prophet 9.
Afkar: “We won’t accept impositions, humiliation and continued sanctions in talks.”
The president made the comment during a visit to the central city of Qom on Wednesday.
Afkar: “Comments by [US Secretary of State John] Kerry that Iran is meddling in Yemen amount to passing the buck,” said Iranian FM Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham.
Aftab-e Yazd: Even night letters couldn’t prevent a warm welcome [extended to President Rouhani in Qom].
Aftab-e Yazd: Plans to ration water have been set in motion.
Asrar: The extremely high costs of healthcare have been cut in half.
Ebtekar: Can’t they see?
President has taken a swipe at his critics who deny the country’s economy is on the mend. “Can’t they see that inflation is contained and economy is posting growth? Can’t they see the improvement in business environment? Can’t they see the economic figures of the past 18 months?”
Emtiaz: “The Interior Ministry has agreed to offers to increase the number of public holidays,” said an advisor to the interior minister.
Etemad: “We want nuclear talks [with P5+1] wrapped up by the end of March,” said the government spokesman.
Ettela’at: Revival of the economy and ethics and interaction with the rest of the world are on the government agenda
“Backwardness and extremism destroy faith and the world. Islam is not a religion of violence, prescribing austerity for its followers,” said President Rouhani during a visit to Qom.
Ettela’at: “Provision of cash subsidies was wrong in the first place,” said Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi.
Hemayat: Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam has said that a special police department will be formed to exclusively deal with economic offenses.
Hemayat: The Judiciary supports healthy investment and efforts to remove the obstacles standing in the way of local production.
Jamejam: “The Judiciary is after tax evaders,” said Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani.
Jomhouri Islami: Amnesty International has said that Israeli air strikes [on Gaza this summer] amounted to war crimes.
Jomhouri Islami: The Yemeni Judiciary has issued an arrest warrant for [former President] Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Kayhan: Demolition of a mock American aircraft carrier on day one of an IRGC naval drill in the Persian Gulf has grabbed headlines around the world.
Resalat: “Powers cannot change regional conditions by deployment of aircraft carriers,” Ali Larijani said.
The parliament speaker made the comment in the south where he oversaw a naval drill by the Revolution Guards.
Sharq: A special advisor to the president has warned about Shiite-Sunni divisions.