President Rouhani’s comments at the inaugural of Tehran International Book Fair and the Supreme Leader’s decision to pardon and or commute the sentences of a number of convicts dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers Wednesday.
Abrar: “Some [MPs] do not dare enter any debate on the Orumiyeh Lake, fearing they might be disqualified [for the upcoming elections],” said a deputy representing Bonab in the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
Afkar: A 20th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition opens today.
Aftab-e Yazd: “Islam talks to its audience through books, not swords,” said President Rouhani.
The president made the comment at a keynote speech at the inaugural of Tehran International Book Fair.
Aftab-e Yazd: “[Former President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad claimed he was being personally directed by the Imam of the Time [the 12th Shiite Imam who disappeared from sights centuries ago and his return will see true justice administered in the world],” Mohammad Reyshahri has written in his memoir.
Aftab-e Yazd: “I am sorry I can’t sing for my fellow Iranians,” said renowned vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian.
Aftab-e Yazd: “History will judge what happened in Almaty talks,” said Mohammad Ali Sobhani, a former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon and Jordan.
“Iran’s right to enrichment was recognized in the Lausanne statement, not when Ahmadinejad was in office,” the former diplomat further said.
Ebtekar: “The concerns of the interior minister about dirty money [finding its way into electoral campaigns] are not unfounded,” reiterated the government spokesman.
Esfahan Emrooz: Two solar power plants have opened in Isfahan.
Esfahan Emrooz: The Russian deputy foreign minister and ambassador to Iran have paid a visit to Vank Cathedral in Isfahan.
Ettela’at: “Iran should not turn into a market for Western goods,” said the first vice-president.
Hemayat: Unauthorized financial institutes are at the end of the line.
Iran: “Sixteen foreign firms are interested in investing in Iran’s mining sector,” said the deputy minister of industries, mines and trade.
Jomhouri Islami: A missile attack from Yemen has resulted in the shutdown of the Saudi city of Najran.
Kaenat: In a lightning operation Tehran police have arrested 85 drug dealers, seizing 46 kg of drugs.
Sharq: The Supreme Leader has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a number of convicts.
Siasat-e Rooz: “The cash subsidies offered to a sizeable number of individuals should stop,” said Government Spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht.