The expected arrival in Tehran of the UN atomic chief and the return home of 13 tons of Iranian gold blocked in South Africa dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday.
Ettela’at: The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency will meet in Tehran with Dr. Hassan Rouhani as nuclear talks progress in Vienna.
Since Iran did not accept interviews with its nuclear scientists, the UN nuclear agency inquired about what solution Iran had in mind. During the visit, Iranian officials are expected to put forth their proposals.
Abrar: Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, arrives in Tehran for talks with President Rouhani and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.
Afkar: Iranian cities of Isfahan and Tabriz are to be registered with the World Crafts Council.
Afkar: IS terrorist grouping is on alert to confront Turkey.
[It comes after Ankara reportedly ordered the deployment of troops to Syria.]
Aftab-e Yazd: “At least be man enough and apologize to the public for your mistakes,” said Nasser Taghavian [a clergyman] in comments aimed at the former president.
Aftab-e Yazd: The resignation of the governor of Fars Province was finally confirmed.
Aftab-e Yazd: A charity center to accommodate runaway girls has been set up.
Arman-e Emrooz: Parliament deputies will visit Evin Prison for a meeting with Babak Zanjani [who stands accused of siphoning off massive amounts of money when Ahmadinejad was president].
Arman-e Emrooz: “We have lost a large number of talented individuals because of ossification,” Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said.
Ebtekar: The Guardian Council has rejected a motion to hold parliamentary elections at a provincial level.
Ebtekar: “No one dares to deal with those who throw a wrench in the works,” said the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Hemayat: “The verdict handed down in the case of Mehdi Hashemi [Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani’s son] is final,” said the Judiciary spokesman.
[Mehdi Hashemi was found guilty on charges of receiving bribes.]
Jomhouri Islami: Iranian oil tankers are to return to European ports.
Jomhouri Islami: At a meeting with the Algerian ambassador to Tehran, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani has underlined concentrated measures to end fratricide in the world of Islam.
Kayhan: Why doesn’t the Leader trust the UN atomic watchdog? A report by Kayhan on the past failures of the International Atomic Energy Agency to live up to its commitments
Mardomsalari: Iran wants $100 billion in investment in its oil industry in the post-sanctions era.
Mardomsalari: Following the deadly plane crash in Indonesia, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has offered condolences to the Indonesian government and people on the loss of life caused by the tragic accident.
Qods: Iranian poets have had a meeting with the Supreme Leader.
Qods: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Secretary of State John Kerry have held a sixth meeting.
The foreign ministers are likely to return to their capitals for consultation.
Sharq: “Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf still dreams of finding his way to Pasteur [a Tehran street where the Presidential Office is located],” an MP close to Tehran Mayor said.