The all-important comments of the Supreme Leader about nuclear talks with P5+1 dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. The approval by the Islamic Consultative Assembly of a bill on a possible nuclear deal with the world powers and the reaction it drew from the Executive also made front-page headlines.
Ettela’at: “Termination of sanctions should not be contingent on Iran’s fulfillment of its commitments,” said the Supreme Leader in a meeting with senior state officials.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said that under the present circumstances and given the country’s existing potential, implementation of a resistance-based economy is quite possible.
Abrar: “The case involving former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is going through legal procedures,” Tehran’s Justice Department said.
Abrar: “The private sector is on the ropes,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
Abrar: MPs would not back down; impeachment of the minister of roads and urban development remains on track.
Afarinesh: “Iran’s accession to any treaty should secure the blessing of the Islamic Consultative Assembly first,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to the Supreme Leader.
Afkar: President Rouhani is to host an Iftar banquet to be attended by 300 principlist and reformist political players.
Aftab-e Yazd: “The Iranian nuclear negotiators are trustworthy, brave, gallant and pious,” the Supreme Leader said at a meeting with senior state officials.
Aftab-e Yazd: “Ahmadinejad prevented the release of figures on addicts and addiction,” said the head of the Expediency Council’s independent anti-drugs committee.
Arman-e Emrooz: “Five-hundred-seventy-five individuals are behind up to one third of all banking arrears,” the minister of economy and financial affairs said.
Asrar: “Those who were defeated in [the 2013 presidential] elections should not expect President Rouhani to back down,” said Akbar Torkan, a senior adviser to the president.
Asrar: “Resumption of Minor Hajj visits to Saudi Arabia by Iranian pilgrims hinges on security guarantees by Saudi officials,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Ghashghavi said.
Emtiaz: “Thanks to sanctions, $26 million in aid for Iran’s environmental projects was frozen,” complained the director of the Iranian Environment Protection Organization.
Etemad: Three Iranians have fallen victim to Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever.
The Health Ministry has warned about the indigenized imported diseases.
Etemad: The Supreme Leader has once again thrown his weight behind the nuclear negotiating team.
Etemad:”[Under the previous government] Threats to dig up dirt became rampant and accusations were leveled against the heads of two branches of government,” said the Judiciary chief.
Kaenat: Some 100 tons of Iran’s hazardous waste was eliminated in France.
Kayhan: A Saudi fighter pilot has committed suicide after seeing the bodies of Yemeni children killed in one of his bombing runs.
Payam-e Zaman: “To revive the economy, I have full confidence in the private sector,” said President Rouhani.
Resalat: “[Nuclear] talks are likely to be extended for a few days,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Setareh Sobh: The oil minister has said that an oil derrick [Iran purchased from a foreign firm] went missing when the previous government was in office.
Shahrvand: “The harm illicit drugs cause to Iranian economy adds up to $13 billion a year,” said the head of the Expediency Council’s independent anti-drugs committee.