The meetings the EU foreign policy chief held in Tehran with President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. Also on the cover of dailies was news about tension in parliament after opponents of the Vienna deal whipped up a stir over the translation of the text of the deal.
Ettela’at: “Europe is to open a new chapter in its relations with Iran,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
At the meeting the Iranian president said, “our joint responsibility to humanity is to try and end terrorism and the massacre of innocent people”.
President Rouhani further said the deal Iran and P5+1 struck in Vienna proved how effective diplomacy can be in settling differences.
Afarinesh: Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has urged opponents of the deal not to turn it into a divisive issue in the country.
Afarinesh: “Those who have failed to fulfill their duties [before and during the deadly] floods [that hit northern Iran last week] will be referred to the Judiciary,” said the interior minister.
Afkar: An explosion has hit the pipeline that takes Iranian natural gas across the border to Turkey.
Afkar: President Rouhani will fly to New York later this year to attend a 70th General Assembly of the United Nations.
Aftab-e Yazd: “Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi has thrown a pen at US Secretary of State John Kerry!” said the chairman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.
Arman-e Emrooz: Worriers [hardline supporters of the former president] have made new ballyhoo in Baharestan [the Tehran street along which the Islamic Consultative Assembly is located], this time over the translation of the text of the nuclear deal Iran has struck with P5+1.
The comments of Mehdi Kuchakzadeh [a Worrier] caused a stir in parliament.
Arman-e Emrooz: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrives in Tehran immediately after an Iran visit by the EU foreign policy chief.
Mogherini: The nuclear deal is the starting line.
Zarif: Iran and the EU will launch a new round of talks.
Asrar: The government spokesman has said that the Vienna deal does not need the blessing of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
Ebtekar: “Iran and Britain will reopen their embassies in London and Tehran,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-e Ravanchi.
Ebtekar: “There is evidence pointing to failure of the previous government to abide by rules and regulations,” said Government Spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht.
Ebtekar: Renowned director Masoud Kimiaei has called for the ban on his film Red Line to be lifted.
Emtiaz: Police cars equipped with dashcams are heading Tehran’s way.
Emtiaz: The director of the Legal Medicine Organization has reported an increase in the number of deaths caused by drug overdose.
Etemad: A Tuesday rife with disrespect
Speaker Larijani complained about being described as worse than a poodle.
The opposition of the opponents of the deal to the translation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action caused a stir in parliament.
Ghanoon: The launch of attacks against Speaker Larijani under the pretext of JCPOA.
Kaenat: The governor of the Central Bank has urged banks to get ready for the post-sanctions era.
Kayhan: An 80 million strong market, the reward the Iranian government is handing to those who signed off on Iran sanctions.
The daily urges the government “not to humiliate the nation” by signing lucrative contracts with countries that have been part of the sanctions regime against Iran.
Resalat: “Defense restrictions will deal a blow to the country’s authority,” said Tehran MP Ahmad Tavakoli.
Resalat: “French carmakers should pay a price for their past failure to keep their end of the bargain,” said the Iranian industries minister.
Shahrvand: The government spokesman has urged the officials of the previous administration to accept blame for the infractions of Babak Zanjani [a young billionaire who stands accused of massive corruption when Ahmadinejad was in office].