IFP Press Round-up, January 31, 2016
The implementation of the nuclear deal has brought about a new era for the Iranian economy and its investment potentials. These days most headlines in Iranian press looks at foreign companies sealing deals with Iranian partners to tap Iran’s major economic resources which many say is “the last remaining sizeable global economy cut off so far from international capital “.
The ongoing vetting processes in Iran for determining the final list of Parliament an Assembly of Experts hopefuls is still grabbing headlines as some of the leading hopefuls, who turned out to be disqualified by the Guardian Council, have objected the results in a last ditch effort to become eligible to run for a seat in the two leading bodies. The Assembly of Experts appoints country’s Supreme Leader and assesses his qualifications.
Here are the top headlines for Sunday, January 31, 2016.
1- Italy to host summit of anti-ISIS coalition
2- Netherlands joins fight against Syrian ISIS
3- 85% of Syrian refugees oppose home return
4- Arizona state representatives seek fresh Iran sanctions
5- White House reaction to Iran drone flight over US aircraft carrier
1- Iran eyes one digit inflation, unemployment rate in 6th plan
2- Absence of adverts to support domestic production
3- High rate of jaw, face fracture in Iran
4- Leader favors safeguarding of martyrdom, sacrifice culture
5- Singapore lifts banking, trade sanctions on Iran
1- Unpublished JCPOA details released
An in-depth interview with head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi about the terms and conditions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) which were never published before.
2- Clerics: One taste cannot promote the country
A number of outstanding Islamic clerics have spoken out about qualifications of parliamentary hopefuls for the late February elections throughout time.
Ayatollah Haeri Shirazi: We cannot say that the screeners are infallible.
Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani: Many were disqualified despite vivid backgrounds.
Leader: Jurists can only allow one to become Mujtahid( jurisprudent).
3- Again, the Concerned; a group critical of some government policies, stage demonstration this time in front of Petroleum Ministry
Police arrested 38 “concerned” students who swarmed the Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum Headquarters in Tehran on Saturday to protest terms of the new oil deal model, known as Iran Petroleum Contract or IPC.
Through IPC, Iran has sweetened its oil deals for foreign investors.
4- Couple parent 400 disabled
Couple has dedicated their life to supporting 400 disabled children.
5- ‘Let’s not seek one group’s ouster and others favor’: Rafsanjani
6- Leader visit’s Imam Khomeini’s shrine, martyr’s tombs
The Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Seyyed Ali Khamanei has paid a visit on Saturday to the holy shrine of Imam Khomeini and mausoleums of Sacred Defense martyrs.
1-Stanford, Amir Kabir unis start cooperation
2-Issuance of $4,000b bonds in Iran
1- 84m population of Iran by end of 6th plan: Spokesman
2- Rouhani: Iran has never been isolated in int’l community
3- Rafsanjani: Aggravation of disputes will be harmful
4- American traders head to Iran
Head of the National Carpet Center of Iran said American traders will come to Iran for buying Iranian carpet now that the international sanctions on the country have been removed.
5- 8% growth in divorce files
1- Zarif: Why do you vaguely try to humiliate nation’s resolve?
2- Report: JCPOA uncancellable
A report about the fate of JCPOA after US President Obama’s second term comes to an end
3- Reformist figure: Country’s 2005 detour took heavy toll on society
Mohammad Reza Aref, head of the Reformist Policymaking Council, said this.
4- Decision makers favor maximum election turnout: Rafsanjani
1- Heavy blow of flu in Iran
2- Historical bath recovered after 20 years of destruction
The last wish
3- A cancer kid in the southwestern city of Ahwaz wished to become a police when he grew up. The city’s policy materialized the 12-year-old’s last wish.
1- Iran President to France 24: My administration has many critics
2- Sociologist: Intellectuality in Iran is politicized
3- Zarif to critics: I am bashful instead of you
4- 38 protestors arrested in protests against Petroleum Ministry
1- FM: Iranophobia scheme stopped by JCPOA
“Let’s not waste our time for domestic disputes in post-sanctions”: Zarif
2- France to recognize Palestinian state if peace efforts fail: FM
3- Tainted water, food, air cause of 90% of cancers
4- Leader visits Imam’s shrine on eve of Fajr 10 days festive period
1- Iran opens 3,000 healthcare centers
2- Iran to pardon 960 inmates on Revolution anniversary occasion
1- Iran proposes initiative to UN to control dust centers
2- Iran adds 160kb/d to crude production capacity
1- Private sector chief winner of Rouhani visit [to Europe]
2- 2. New round of Syrian peace talks
3- Spring of visual arts in Iran
4- First fingerprints of burned city dwellers found in Sistan- Baluchestan Province
5- Economists examine admin’s energy diplomacy
1- Reformist candidates 2.5 times more than parliament seats: Expediency Council Secretary
2- Cmdr: US spy knew family details of some authorities
3- Afghan jihadists quietly mobilize against ISIS
– Housing stock behind wall of recession
1- New initiatives to save Iran water resources
2- Syrian army reaches Turkish border
– Wheel of economy finally moves, but for Europe: Analytic report
1- 8.9% inflations; 7% unemployment eyes in 6th development plan
2- Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif may revisit Tehran
3- Iran starts production of world’s best crude oil [from Hengam oil field the country shares with Oman]
4- 34thFajr Film festival kicks off
– Interview: Iran instability harmful for US interests