IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Thursday and picked headlines from 20 of them.
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The Supreme Leader’s visit to the 28th International Tehran Book Fair and his remarks in a meeting with the visiting Iraqi president on the Saudi aggression in Yemen and the atrocities of terrorist groups in the region dominated the front pages of Iranian dailies on Thursday. Reaction by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to President Obama’s comments in a recent interview claiming that Iran engages in what he called dangerous and destabilizing behavior in different countries in the region were also in the news.
Abrar: “The US is trying to appease its regional allies,” said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Abrar: Day two of nuclear talks in Vienna
The drafting of a comprehensive [nuclear] agreement is still ongoing.
Afarinesh: “The Iraqi security amounts to that of Iran’s,” said President Hassan Rouhani in a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart.
Afkar: “The US has resorted to blame game only to win the satisfaction of its regional allies,” said FM Zarif.
Aftab-e Yazd: The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution paid a visit to the 28th Tehran International Book fair on Wednesday.
Arman-e Emrooz: The crimes the Saudis are committing in Yemen will backfire on the kingdom.
The Supreme Leader made the remark in a meeting with visiting Iraqi President Fuad Masum.
Arman-e Emrooz: “The Worriers have concerns about the [upcoming parliamentary] elections,” said Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a former MP, in an interview with the daily.
Asr-e Rasaneh: “Iran is not seeking to wage war on oil prices,” said Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh.
Ebtekar: “Efforts to boost the cultural infrastructure is the driving force behind all-out development in the country,” said the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Ebtekar: [Ali] Larijani’s narration of “Sandwich diplomacy”
“Iran is not after [establishing] an empire,” said Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly Ali Larijani.
Emtiaz: The Ministry of Energy sets conditions for not rationing water in summertime.
[The energy minister has said the government will abandon its rationing plan if people watch their water consumption].
Etemad: Chilling documentary evidence on corruption in football
The chairman of parliament’s Article 90 Committee has revealed the corruption in an interview with the daily.
Ettela’at: “The delivery of S300 [air defense] system to Iran does not run counter to international laws,” said US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Ettela’at: Zarif shows reaction to anti-Iran remarks by [US President] Obama [over claims of Iran’s dangerous behavior in the region].
Hemayat: “The leaders of the Saudi regime have outdone [the rulers of] the Ignorance Age some 1,400 years ago,” said Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani.
Hemayat: “Takfiris are serving the interests of the Zionist regime,” the Supreme Leader told the Iraqi president.
Iran: In a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart, President Rouhani called for an immediate ceasefire to take hold in Yemen.
Javan: “The plot by the Arab nations against Syria will lead to their own destruction,” said Ayatollah Khamenei in a meeting with the Iraqi president and warned about the fate of regional countries.
Kar va Kargar: The spokesman of parliament’s Social Committee has said that cutting unemployment will not become reality unless government makes proper planning to that end.
Kayhan: The onslaught by the Saudi fighter jets violated the five-day Yemeni ceasefire in an hour.
Kayhan: Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman has said that Iran will not grant permission to the countries involved in the war on Yemen to inspect the ship carrying the Islamic Republic of Iran’s humanitarian aid.
Mardomsalari: “The successful end of nuclear talks will be to the benefit of all,” said President Hassan Rouhani.
Resalat: “The aggression on Yemen shows the logic which prevailed in the Ignorance Age,” said the Iranian parliament speaker.
Rooyesh-e Mellat: “A nation that does not have books lacks culture,” said Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Sharq: “Your disrespect has gone beyond tolerance,” said Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei in a letter to Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor-in-chief of Kayhan daily.
[The editor-in-chief of the principlist daily had taken a swipe at Rezaei for his comments on Saudi Arabia, saying “Does Mr. Rezaei deny the horrific, inhumane Saudi crimes? If no, how come he defends such brazen crimes by saying, ‘Our arms are geared toward defending Saudi Arabia, …’.”]
Siasat-e Rooz:“The Iraqi youth are potential heroes who can each play a key role [in developments in Iraq],” said the Supreme Leader.