US President Donald Trump’s surprising decision to sack State Secretary Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Chief Mike Pompeo was widely covered in today’s newspapers. Several papers discussed the possible implications of the replacement, which is expected to toughen US government’s anti-Iran stances.
Also a top story today was the Parliament’s unsuccessful impeachment of three ministers. Labour Minister Ali Rabi’ei and Roads Minister Abbas Akhondi both received a vote of confidence on Tuesday, and survived the impeachment bids. Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati’s impeachment on Wednesday was also unsuccessful.
A major news story today was Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s remarks that Tehran will be the first to help Riyadh when the Arab country comes under foreign aggression.
The upholding of a 15-year prison sentence for former Vice-President Hamid Baqaei, a close ally of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also received great coverage.
The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:
- Trump Extends National Emergency against Iran
- 10 Different Rates for Dollar in Iran Market!
- You Wasted People’s Money, Time
- Ministers of Labour, Roads Survive Impeachment
- Parliament Seems to Have Fallen Victim to Certain MPs
- Reformists’ Parliamentary Faction Disappoints Hardliners
- Two Ministers Reinstated
- Beggars of Tehran Earn $100 per Day!
- White House’s Anti-JCPOA Circle Completed
- Zarif: Iran Has Expressed Readiness to Negotiate with Saudi Arabia
- Iran Freestyle Wrestling Boycotts World Cup after UWW’s Decision on Greco-Roman WC
- Russia: We’ll Give Decisive Response to US Attack on Syria
- Moscow-London Tension after Controversy over Double Agent
- Trump Suddenly Dismissed Tillerson, Replaced Him with CIA Chief
- Sit-Down in Evin Prison
- Justice Dept.: Ahmadinejad’s Deputy Baqaei Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
- Tehran’s “Naft” (Oil) Street Named after Mosaddeq, Leader of Nationalization of Iran’s Oil
- Trump’s Cabinet Becomes More Hawkish
- Trump’s Radicalism in Post-JCPOA Era: CIA Chief Replaces Tillerson
- Zarif: Iran to Be First Support for Saudi Arabia against Any Foreign Aggression
- Rouhani’s Aide: Economy Can Be Saved by Rebuilding Public Trust
- Economy Can Be Starting Point for Beginning of National Dialogue
- Tillerson Dismissed in Twitter
- Chamber of Commerce Chief Slams Forex Rate Fluctuations’ Impact on Trade
- Iraqi Banks Don’t Work with Iranian Businesspeople
- Damascus, Laboratory Mouse for Kremlin
- Use of Modern Russian Warfare in Syria Confirmed
- Tillerson Fired to Facilitate US Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal
- MPs Harm Themselves by Giving Confidence Vote to Roads Minister in 3rd Impeachment
- US Foreign Policy in Hands of CIA
- Jannati Urges Rouhani Not to Let Incompetent People Take Control of Revolution
- US, France Threaten to Launch Military Attack on Syria
- Britain’s Role in Unprecedented Slaughter of Innocent Muslims in Yemen
- Turkey, Iraq Agree on Joint Operation against PKK
- UWW Strips Iran of Hosting Greco-Roman Wrestling World Cup
- Velayati: Offering Capabilities of Islamic Civilization to Destroy West’s Superiority Claim
- Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani: Zionists Source of All Seditions in Mideast
- Iran Human Rights Chief: We Should Let Criminals Bear Banner of Human Rights
- Ban on Holding National Celebrations in Schools!
- Education Ministry Ignoring Students’ Happiness
- Ahmadinejad’s Deputy Imprisoned
- Iran Gov’t Spokesman: [Judiciary] Responsible for Protecting Lives of Prisoners
- Report on US Inflation Leads to Growth in Asian Stock Exchanges
- Zarif: US Not Implementing Obligations under Iran Nuclear Deal