The Supreme Leader’s comments in a meeting with the foreign minister and overseas-based Iranian ambassadors that talks with the US over regional issues are pointless dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday.
Ettela’at: Allowing others to decide about a country’s governing system sets a dangerous precedent, said the Supreme Leader at a meeting with Foreign Ministry officials and Iranian ambassadors overseas.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said Dr. Zarif and his colleagues passed the recent test of nuclear talks with flying colors.
At the same meeting, Foreign Minister Zarif said the instructions issued by the Supreme Leader have been the guiding principles of his ministry.
Ettela’at: Less than 10 percent of houses across the country have accident insurance.
The secretary of the National Conference on Crisis Management has said the rate of accident insurance in the country should increase.
Ettela’at: Construction of Britain’s permanent military base in Bahrain has got underway.
Ettela’at: With sloganeering and superficiality one cannot advance the goals of Islam, said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Speaking in a conference on the Koran and Imam Khomeini, the former president said, “At a time when the modern world is making progress, demagoguery will land us in trouble.”
Ettela’at: An Iranian scientist has been awarded by the European Geosciences Union.
Dr. Kaveh Madani is one of the four scientists to have won the Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists from the European Geosciences Union.
Ettela’at: The commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force has said that safeguarding the shrine of Hazrat Zeinab, [the granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad which is located in Syria], is like defending humanity.
Abrar: Each year nearly 300,000 Iranians suffer strokes, said an advisor to the health minister.
Afarinesh: The head of Iran Chamber of Commerce has said that working with the Brits is not more difficult than before.
Aftab-e Yazd: Some unauthorized financial institutes have folded, unofficially though.
Hamid Mir-Moini, an economist, says these institutes have heavily invested in property development. In light of the fact that the housing sector is in recession, these institutes are unable to cash their capital. Besides, the returns they expected on their investment have not materialized.
Akhbar Sanat: A deputy oil minister has said that new oil and gas fields have been discovered.
Arman-e Emrooz: “Where did you get your small change,” Oil Minister Zanganeh has asked Babak Zanjani who had told a fourth hearing in his corruption trial that “Two billion euros is nothing more than small change to me.”
The oil minister said Zanjani [who is on trial for corruption] owes each single Iranian $43.
Arman-e Emrooz: “Religiosity is Dr. Zarif’s strong suit,” the Supreme Leader said, adding, “Holding talks with the US on regional issues is pointless.”
Asrar: The director of the Environment Protection Organization has said that Iran has emerged victorious in an environmental dispute with the US.
Bahar: Some narrow-minded, dogmatic individuals are closing their eyes to the progress [the country has made under President Rouhani], said the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Eghtesad-e Pooya: Italy’s ENI has signed an MOU with Iran.
Etemad: Parliament has amended the Election Law, allowing disqualified candidates to defend their credentials.
Etemad: The meteorological organization has said that residents of northern and western Iran should brace for floods and that average temperatures are expected to drop by 15º C.
Hemayat: The head of the Judiciary’s Human Rights Commission has said that the dangers of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action should be averted.
Iran: France’s Peugeot has signaled readiness to transfer modern technology to Iran.
Jamejam: The president of IRIB has said that proper implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the responsibility of everyone.
[Mohammad Sarafraz made the comment as he appeared before a parliamentary caucus to defend the performance of the national broadcaster after it came under fire for bias against the nuclear deal.]
Javan: Proponents of the nuclear deal had 1,800 minutes more in airtime than its opponents, said the president of IRIB in reaction to critics of the performance of the national broadcaster.
Jomhouri Islami: In comments made during a fourth hearing in his corruption trial, Babak Zanjani implicated Ahmadinejad and Saeed Mortazavi in the case.
Kayhan: “Iran’s foreign policy does not change with the change of governments,” said the Supreme Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said that the US is part of the regional problems, not solutions.
Khorasan: Erdogan’s AKP has emerged victorious in Turkey’s elections.
Mardomsalari: Iran and Britain have held talks to boost their oil cooperation.
The talks came during a Tehran visit by the representatives of BP and OTC.
Mardomsalari: Iraqi forces have advanced to the heart of Ramadi.
Qods: The governor of the Central Bank has said that everyone can apply for around $3,300 in loans for the purchase of appliances.
Resalat: The chairman of Tehran City Council has said that the capital is defenseless in the face of flooding.
Rooyesh Mellat: The energy minister has warned all provinces to brace for probable flooding.
Shahrvand: A spokesman for Tehran City Council has said that those who cut trees in the capital can be fined somewhere between $170 and $45,000.