What the court heard in a ninth hearing in the corruption trial of Babak Zanjani along with the comments of the parliament speaker about the illegal measures the Ahmadinejad administration took, and those of the interior minister about Iran’s red lines in dealing with IS terrorists dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday. Also on the cover of reformist-leaning dailies were the comments of the Expediency Council chief on the upcoming elections.
Ettela’at: G20 leaders have underlined joint action against terrorism.
It came as French fighter jets launched Paris’ heaviest attacks against IS positions in Syria.
And the terrorist grouping threatened to attack France again.
Abrar: Abbas Araghchi, a deputy foreign minister, has said foreign firms will be able to sign deals with Iran a day after implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has begun.
Abrar: The Ahmadinejad government acted against the law by hiring 500,000 new civil servants, said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: Iran will be the region’s second largest economy in 2016.
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: In the absence of government action, the foreign currency crisis of 2011 may repeat itself.
Afkar: The economy minister has said fluctuations in foreign currency rates are temporary.
Afkar: The interior minister has said that his ministry monitors all threats.
Aftab-e Yazd: Apples and Oranges!
In a bid to secure enough signatures to question Foreign Minister Zarif, a minority of MPs are drawing a comparison between the Algiers Agreement and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Arman-e Emrooz: Babak Zanjani [a young billionaire who is on trial for corruption] has claimed he has been in contact with the Chinese Army.
He has also implicated a deputy minister in the corruption case.
Arman-e Emrooz: More than half of street beggars in Tehran are rich.
Asrar: “Another epic is around the corner; the Iranian people have made up their mind to bring in genuine change,” said the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Bahar: The Iranian people will make another epic in the upcoming elections in 2016, said the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said, “We have a prudent representative government in office; we can make up for the past and head for a better future.”
Ebtekar: Will Babak Zanjani continue to spring surprises on us?
A look at all the claims made in the last nine hearings of the young billionaire from statements that he has $22 billion in cash to his ties with the Chinese Army.
Emtiaz: Raul Lozano has replaced Slobodan Kovac as the head coach of the Iranian national volleyball team.
Emtiaz: Up to 80 percent of Iranians have unhealthy diets.
Etemad: The interior minister has said that his ministry is ready to organize the upcoming elections.
Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli further said terrorists would cross our security red lines if they came any closer than 50 km to the Iranian border.
Ghanoon: One should not trust a populist with their reputation, said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
Hemayat: US statesmen should be put on trial for supporting IS, said the Iranian judiciary chief.
Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani also called on participants in Vienna talks on Syria to prevent the flow of aid to terrorists.
Hemayat: Iranian drones have a range of 3,000 km.
Iran: The interior minister has said that Iran has repatriated a number of terrorists to their country of origin.
Javan: The move to skirt the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action started in American states.
Wisconsin Republicans have introduced a bill to ban trade with Iran.
Jomhouri Islami: To ensure global security, the world needs to take on the extremist ideology, said the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Jomhouri Islami: The administration takes pride in settling the problems standing in the way of interaction with the rest of the world, said the first vice-president.
Kayhan: Iran has decided to back away from a pipeline project to export natural gas to Europe.
Mardomsalari: The secretary of the Supreme National Security Council has urged Saudi Arabia to ditch its evil attitude toward Iran.
Payam-e Zaman: Up to 80 percent of Iranians are satisfied with the Healthcare Transformation Plan, said the health minister.
Resalat: President Rouhani has yet to present a comprehensive plan to resuscitate the national economy, said Mohammad Khoshchehreh, an economist.
Resalat: Unchecked imports will pose a threat to opportunities that are bound to arise in the post-sanctions era, said the economy minister.
Rooyesh Mellat: Iran’s nuclear talks could serve as a model for efforts to ease tensions in Syria, said the Spanish prime minister.
Setareh Sobh: Despite obstructions, Iran will take on Guam in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.
Shahrvand: “We are here to solve the problems; we won’t lose our temper,” said the first vice-president.
Eshagh Jahangiri further said that 85 percent of the public support the nuclear deal.
“What happened to the $950 billion in oil revenues the previous government earned?” the vice-president asked.
Sharq: The general is alive, said Brigadier General Sharif in reaction to rumors that Major General Ghasem Soleimani [the commander of IRGC’s Quds Force] has been martyred.
Sharq: Details of a deal between Zanjani and [Saeed] Mortazavi [both on trial for corruption] were revealed in a court hearing yesterday.
Taadol: To secure eight percent growth, the country needs $ 250b in investment, said the minister of finance and economic affairs.