IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 26 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
As clock ticks for lifting of US-led sanctions on Tehran’s nuclear agenda, the Iranian nation prepares for the post-sanctions setting. The news of sanctions relief on Monday grabbed almost all the country’s press headlines on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
The Assembly of Experts election and the parliamentary vote were also highlighted by the headlines on the day. The screening panel of Assembly of Experts candidates has also announced the list of qualified hopefuls.
The following are the highlights of the press on Saturday:
1. EU extends Iran sanctions freeze by extra two weeks
2- Kerry to meet Suadi FM Al-Jubeir on Iran Tensions
3- Top Iran athletes visit Leader
4- Putin, Obama call for de-escalation of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran
5- Security Council calls emergency meeting on Syrian sieges
6- Normalization of Tehran-Riyadh relations not a short-term possibility: professor
7- Majlis Speaker: Press oppressed in Iran
– Severing ties with Iran is playing the victim: Leader Advisor
– Assembly of Experts hopeful: We have no way but to count people in
Seyyed Hassan Khomeini (grandson of Imam Khomeini, leader of the Islamic Revolution) who is a prominent candidate for the upcoming Assembly of Experts election, said, “We must learn from the past,” and cautioned those who brag about democracy against defying the regulations.
1- $800bn: capital of Iranian expatriates: Tehran Chamber of Commerce
2- Public insurance under way: Minister
Iran’s Labor and Social Welfare Minister Ali Rabiei said the Welfare Organization is a chief pillar of the administration’s welfare policies and plans are under way to provide social insurance for all Iranian citizens by the administration.
3- World eager for sanctions relief on Tehran
Landmark moments for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA)
4- Russia: Turkey safe haven of terrorists
1- Bioterrorism risk in satellite programs: Health Minister
2- Tehran Forest parks diminishing annually
3- Iran among 10 top greenhouse gas emitters
4- Phase III of campaign to clean Tehran of addicts
1- January 16: Day of Announcement, Implementation
Two historic events are scheduled to take place on January 16 in Iran; one will be implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal and the second one will be announcement of the qualified candidates for the upcoming Assembly of Experts election.
2- China’s President to visit Tehran after 14 years
The Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Tehran on January 22 for the first time since 2002 that a Chinese president travelled to the country.
3- Expediency Council Chief: Disqualifications shall not fed up anyone
1- Expert nuclear negotiator: Blissful moments in Iran history
Iran Sanctions Seen Lifted by Monday Once Nuclear Deal Verified: Bloomberg
Sanctions removal, realization of nation’s rights
2- Iran plans to boost crude oil exports to 6 countries
Iran has loaded crude oil cargoes to China, Turkey, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
3- 80% of Mazandaran coastal lands sold
4- Terrorist Al-Shabab fighters seize African Union base in Somalia, kill 63
1- Contraband, biggest textile industry challenge: deputy minister
Majlis Speaker: Oil price slump temporary
2- Iran gold mine for Italy
3- Illiterate, elderly painter gains global recognition
1- US humiliated in Persian Gulf: Reports
2- King Salam may hand over reign to son
3- Health care billboard in Tehran
4- Iran, US FMs to meet in Geneva, Saturday
1- Coastal pirates at Caspian banks
Illegal land owners have occupied more than 80% of the coastal lands of the Caspian Sea in Iran.
2- Chomsky slams Erdogan as Turkey detains anti-war academics
1- Post-Sanctions era begins; day of diplomatic victory [for Iran]
2- Extremists absent in future parliament
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s adviser for religious and minority affairs, Ali Younesi, said.
3- Cultural openings by JCPOA implementation: Culture Minsiter
4- Iranian wrestlers shine in Takhti Cup
5- German Ex-Chancellor: US, EU committed to JCPOA implementation
6- ISIS backers claim responsibility for Paris-style terror attack in Jakarta
7- Petchem feedstock pricing finalized
8- Pension raises to exceed inflation rate
1- JCPOA train at implementation station
2- Health auction at satellite ads
A report on the risks of consuming health products and cosmetics promoted by satellite channels.
1- Time to hold out JCPOA vows
2- 11 anti-Iran initiatives line up for US Congress passing
1- Veteran doctor to be honored
A ceremony will be held at the National Library of Iran to honor Dr. Abbas Sheibani, the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Medical Council (IRIMC) after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
2- Saudi Arabia, Israel call for maintaining pressure on Iran
3- Proper management of admin, FM, IRGC ended the US marine’s issue: Head of Expediency Council
– Pahlavi regime’s new acts of treason unveiled
A report on the occasion of the anniversary of the day the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza, fled from the country.
1- Iraqi forces put terrorists in their place
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced 3 days of public mourning
2- Editorial: Let’s not make US face up
1- IAEA greenlight to EU to lift sanctions
2- Erdogan’s brags: Ankara intolerant of any criticism
3- Petroleum Ministry’s $200bn scenario to attract funds
1- Bank Pasargad funds construction of national wrestling academy
2- Iran bracing for crude oil export to Europe
– Alas the US exploits admin’s fine temperament: Friday prayer imam
– Majlis Speaker: Oil price slump not lasting
1- 20% of textile industry in need of renovation
2- Tension in imported cars market
Black market of 2016 cars formed
1- VLCCs line up to buy Iran oil
2- Banks broker billion-dollar oil deals
3- Tweeter confrontation; Iran FM debates with UAE counterpart
4- Monarchists started serial assassinations: Cmdr
Basij Organization Commander IRGC Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naghdi said.
– DiCaprio spell to be smashed
Academy award hopefuls announced
– Iran eyes $1bn revenues in textile exports
– The nuclear burial
The world’s greatest nuclear destruction operation completed in Iran by injecting cement to the heart of Arak reactor
– JCPOA paves ground for Iran dominance: FM
Zarif: I cannot be compared with Mossadeq
Mohammad Mossadeq was an Iranian politician who was at the helm of Iran’s nationalization campaign in the 50s against the UK.