Comments by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif – at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the UN – that the two recent UN resolutions against Iran were among the bitter comedies of our time made front page headlines in Iranian newspapers on Sunday. The Iranian dailies also gave coverage to a ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum and Iran’s proposals for the global energy markets.
Ettela’at: The holy objective of human rights should not be used as a tool for political purposes, said the foreign minister at a ceremony in Tehran to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations establishment.
Mohammad Javad Zarif further said that a rights resolution against Iran was approved through undemocratic methods, adding this shows such measures lack credibility.
Abrar: Rouhani will host seven presidents in Tehran [in the summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum on Monday].
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: Iran, China and four Asian countries will be connected via rail along the ancient Silk Road.
Afarinesh: The time has come to an end for adopting double-standard policies on the region, said Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with the chair of the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
Arman-e Emrooz: Rumormongering about the departure of the industry minister
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Asrar: People are not aware of their civil rights, said the director of the Administrative Court of Justice.
Asrar: There is one bank branch for every 3,650 Iranians.
Bahar: Tehran Governor General has ordered the report on Varamin incident be made public, saying that the pressure group will be referred to judicial officials.
Varamin MP Hossein Naghavi Hosseini: Calm is the order of the day. Why do you make a fuss?
Naghavi Hosseini has been expelled from the Followers of the Leader [Rahrovan-e Velayat], a principlist caucus in the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
Bahar: The health minister has called for the Healthcare Transformation Plan to be critiqued fairly.
Ebtekar: Six orders of Iran’s oil minister for the world’s energy market
Etemad: “Oil is more important or gas?” Zanganeh: Wisdom!
Etemad: Tehran Governor General has called – in a letter to his deputy – for an investigation into what happened in Varamin on Friday, saying the report should be ready by Monday noon.
[An authorized gathering of Reformists in Varamin, Tehran Province on Friday came under attack allegedly by hardline Principlists who tried to disrupt the gathering].
Farhikhtegan: Chief of Staff of the Iranian armed forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi has said that the fight in Syria should be transparent.
He further said that we need to learn a lesson from the brave, transparent presence of the Russians in Syria and that other powers should be transparently present in the fight against ISIS.
Iran: Court revealed the true intentions of Babak Zanjani [who is on trial for massive corruption].
Questions by the judge in the case of Babak Zanjani challenged the so-called oil defendant.
Javan: Basij is not dependent on government budget, said Mohammad Reza Naghdi, the commander of the volunteer force.
Jomhouri Islami: “Daesh [has a mother: the invasion of Iraq. But it also] has a father: Saudi Arabia [and its religious-industrial complex],” wrote The New York Times.
Kaenat: Iran and Germany stress the need for normalization of banking relations.
Kar va Kargar: The trip by President Putin to Tehran is a big step toward [boosting] mutual ties, said the Iranian ambassador to Moscow.
Kayhan: The Intelligence Ministry has announced that its agents have busted two terrorist groups near the country’s eastern and northwestern borders.
Resalat: Those who have nurtured ISIS blame those who take on ISIS, said the Iranian top diplomat.
FM Zarif: Those countries which know nothing about elections speak of free elections in Syria.
Rooyesh Mellat: The oil minister has said that raising crude exports is Iran’s inalienable right.
Saheb Ghalam: The minister of culture and Islamic guidance has said that international auctions will be held in Iran.
Shahrvand: The controversy over the release of an image showing a man taking drugs in Tehran Subway
Tehran’s subway system has turned into a corridor of social ills.