IFP Press Round-up, January 18, 2016
Now that the US-led sanctions on Tehran’s nuclear program are lifted following a report by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirming Iran’s commitment to its commitments towards P5+1 group of countries in the deal they reached on July 2015, a new chapter has been opened up to Iran as an Asian OPEC member to sell more oil and interact freely with world countries in all areas.
The recent day’s developments concerning implementation of the nuclear agreement and lifting of the sanctions grabbed the headlines of all Iranian news outlets on Monday, January 18, 2016.
Here are the highlights of the dailies:
1- UN Sec.Gen. welcomes JCPOA implementation
2- Kerry: US, EU nuclear sanctions lifted
3- Hammond wants British firms to benefit from Iran deal
4- US House of Reps raps Obama decree to lift Iran sanctions
5- US Treasury imposes new sanctions on Iran
6- Global determination to counter Pyongyang
7- Ferguson: Queiroz must have replaced me
Carlos Queiroz is now coaching Iranian national football team.
1- Amano in Tehran
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, has arrived in Tehran on his first visit after the start of implementation of the landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1.
2- Iran ready for firm response to Saudi Arabia if needed: Rouhani
Iran enjoys major power called diplomacy
3- Oil Minister: Iranian diplomatic respect unprecedented in 100 years
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh hailed Iran’s nuclear achievements, saying what Iranian diplomats garnered for the country was unprecedented in 100 years.
4- Global reception of JCPOA implementation
5- 44th capture of Mazani villain
Mazani is a person from the northern province of Mazandaran in Iran.
1- The disqualification shock
Imam Khomeini’s grandson is disqualified
Only 4 reformist candidates qualified in Tehran
2- Zarif calls for nation cooperation for making up a better future
Implementation day; now it’s our turn
New sanctions irrelevant to JCPOA
3- Parliament receives national budget bill for deliberation
4- Obama: Ignoring Iran no help to US interests
5- Ex-minister: former administration misused water resources
6- Rouhani calls on Guardian Council to prevent anxiety over the upcoming Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections
– US firms allowed to enter Iran
Delegations from 15 Euro states en route to Tehran
1- Promise fulfilled
A report on President Rouhani’s televised press conference on the implementation day
2- 42% qualified, 30% lack qualities, 25% disqualified
This is the outcome of the screening the qualities of Assembly of Experts candidates by the Guardian Council. What remains to be answered is what happened to the remaining 3% of the registered hopefuls.
3- Reformist political figure Aref: I would do whatever it takes to beat gov’t foes
1- Goodbye to subway vendors
2- Thousands of houses in Tehran on quake fault
3- Iran adds 500k oil barrels to world markets
4- Measures to counter fraud, money laundering
5- 2nd wave of flu coming
1- Deal in Hague, sanctions in Washington
An article on the recent development regarding Iran’s nuclear agreement and the new sanctions on Iran passed by US Treasury on Tehran’s missile program.
2- US to pay Iran $1.7 bn in debt and interest: Kerry
The United States is to repay Iran a $400 million debt and $1.3 billion in interest dating back to pre Islamic Revolution, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
3- Rampant disqualification of reformists [before elections by Guardian Council]
4- 1,000 LCs opened
1- Rouhani to reporters: We interact with world in favor of nation
A report on President Rouhani’s televised press conference on the implementation day.
“We recruited the best diplomats and witnessed their success for the nation,” President Rouhani said.
2- Report: Iran status in world air transportation industry
3- Zarif, Mogherini statement: The finish line
1- JCPOA unlocks first locks
A report that details of unfreezing $32.6bn of Iran assets after the sanctions removal and implementation of Tehran’s nuclear deal with the P5+1 .
2- Health, technology bond to grow firmer [in Iran]
3- ISIS,s black death in Deir el-Zour streets
Syria’s government said Sunday that militants with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) killed 300 people in an “appalling massacre” committed in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour in daylong attacks that saw the extremists make significant advances in the contested region.
1- US reneges on deal on implementation day
2- Horrific ISIS crime: Massacre of 300 women, children in Deir al Zour
1- Iran President: No confidence in US [despite JCPOA implementation]
2- New sanctions on implementation day
3- More taxes, less petrodollars in budget bill
On Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani handed over the national budget bill to the Iranian parliament for deliberation . The budget is said to be the least dependent on oil revenues since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
1- Rouhani: Iran to adopt JCPOA within the country
2- Analysis: Landmark improvement awaits Iran economy
1- Iran stock, forex markets one day after sanctions removal: a report
2- US reneges on promises: Not gone, sanctions return
3- Alkhali sniper new Zionist nightmare
1- Leader advised during all stages of negotiations: Rouhani
2- Iran, Switzerland, Norway embark on oil talks
1- Iran President: What we achieved belongs to the nation
2- Article: What US seeks in region
3- Social networks trespass private areas
An in-depth article on the role social networks are playing in the Iranian society.
1- Iran extends subsidies reform plan to 2020
2- Iran moves from pariah state to a state to be reckoned