The comments of President Hassan Rouhani at the close of a tour of Fars Province dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers. Foreign Minister Zarif’s remarks on nuclear talks also appeared on the cover of dailies.
Abrar: Zarif has offered congratulations to Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir on his appointment as Saudi foreign minister.
Abrar: “Sanctions must be lifted as soon as a final deal is struck,” said the Iranian foreign minister.
Aftab-e Yazd: “We had the material needed to build an atomic bomb, but we didn’t opt to develop nuclear weapons,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Aftab-e Yazd: “I have been yellow-carded by parliament for expanding Internet services,” said the minister of communications.
Aftab-e Yazd: An eight-year spell has come to an end; May Day rallies were held in Iran this year.
Asr-e Iranian: Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Emami Kashani has urged the Saudi people not to keep silent in the face of crimes by Al-Saud Family.
Emtiaz: There has been a bush fire in the forests of Behshar.
Emtiaz: “Some 80,000 old heavy trucks will be taken off the road by the end of the year,” said the director of the State Fuel Management Headquarters.
Etemad: “I will reshuffle my Cabinet if and when change is needed,” said President Hassan Rouhani at the close of his tour of Fars Province.
Etemad: The organs of an Iranian teacher have been donated to seven patients.
Etemad: A 100-strong Polish delegation is to visit Iran.
Deals on economic cooperation between the two countries are ready to be signed.
Ettela’at: “We won’t allow a gap to emerge between the Iranian and Islamic civilizations,” said President Hassan Rouhani.
Ettela’at: The number of births in Iran has registered a dramatic rise.
Iran: “Government guarantees the returns of private-sector investment,” said President Rouhani.
Jomhouri Islami: Foreigners have welcomed investment in Iran’s railway projects.
Kaenat: The reaction of [Oil Minister Bijan Namdar] Zanganeh to the dissolution of a major oil company:
The Oil Ministry was opposed to the privatization of Kala Naft Company which was dissolved under the supervision of the Privatization Organization.
Kar va Kargar: “Elimination of nuclear weapons is the top priority of the Non-Aligned Movement,” said Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Kayhan: The government is insulting people’s intelligence by saying Iran’s fact sheet will and won’t be released in the same breath.
Resalat: “The Executive branch has a duty to implement the rules of Islam,” said the chairman of the Assembly of Experts.
[Ayatollah Yazdi’s comments came after President Rouhani told a host of senior police commanders that law enforcement is not responsible for implementing the rules of Islam; rather police should enforce the laws. The President has since come under fire for his comments.]
Sayeh: “Fellow Iranians should not willingly advance the cause of the enemy,” said Foreign Minister Zarif.
Shahrvand: Chairman of the Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi has criticized the idea of creating a leadership council.