Tehran playing host to a summit of gas-exporting countries and a meeting between the Supreme Leader and the Turkmen president dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday. Also on the cover of reformist-leaning papers were the comments of the Expediency Council chairman about upcoming elections.
Ettela’at: The violent crimes of terrorist groups have nothing to do with Islam, said the Supreme Leader in a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.
The Leader further said that security, welfare and progress in neighboring countries and Islamic states serve the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei: The brutal crimes committed by the terrorist groups, including beheading or burning people alive, show that they are detached from Islam.
Abrar: The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has said that ISIS cannot carry out any massive operation in Iran.
Amin: “We should not let security in the Caspian Sea be disrupted,” said President Rouhani in a joint meeting of ranking officials from Iran and Turkmenistan.
Arman-e Emrooz: No longer can obstacles be thrown in the way of people, said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
He further said that a popular parliament paves the way for the emergence of a successful government.
Arman-e Emrooz: The interior minister has said that security forces have seized bombs ready to explode.
Asrar: The hardliners are trying to show the country is in disarray, said Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Asrar: A deputy interior minister has said that the Interior Ministry will deal with those who disrupt authorized meetings.
Asrar: “I promise to return [Mahmoud] Khavari [a former managing director of Bank Melli who has fled to Canada] to the country,” said the director of the General Inspection Office.
Bahar: A trip aimed at cementing an alliance
The Russian president arrives in Tehran on Monday.
Bahar: “We should not get frightened by frustrating comments and political threats,” said the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Ebtekar: The interior minister has said that those who are found disqualified [to run for the upcoming elections] are entitled to contesting their disqualification.
Eghtesad-e Pooya: A deputy director of the Securities and Exchange Organization has said that foreign investors can open bank accounts [in Iran] from afar.
Etemad: Licensed money laundering
Babak Zanjani [who is on trial for massive corruption] claimed in a court hearing Sunday that his financial operations and the transfer of money in sacks had the approval of three Cabinet ministers and the governor of the Central Bank when the ninth government was in office.
Hambastegi: “Alliance with government supporters is our core strategy in elections,” said Mohammad Reza Aref, a reformist leader.
Iran: A summit of the world’s giant gas producers in Tehran
The 3rd Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) will open in Tehran with the heads of gas producing countries in attendance.
Javan: “We have gained positive results by acting on your advice,” the visiting Turkmen president told the Supreme Leader.
Jomhouri Islami: Those who characterize people’s vote as something decorative take the country to the brink of a cliff, said Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Jomhouri Islami: “We do not let pressure groups meddle in the elections,” said the deputy interior minister for political affairs.
Kayhan: In massive rallies, Muslims in Italy, France and the US said that ISIS militants do not represent the Muslim faith.
Mardomsalari: Nobody is entitled to disrupting speeches, said the Judiciary spokesman.
Payam-e Zaman: Half of the country’s graduated population remains inactive, said the Statistical Center of Iran.
Resalat: The spokesman of the Judiciary has asked electoral candidates to urge their supporters to abide by the law.
Rooyesh Mellat: The UN secretary general has called for global cooperation to combat terrorism.
Saheb Ghalam: A diabetes control document will be unveiled on Monday.
Shahrvand: A deputy director of the Welfare Organization has said that 15 safe houses have been launched for women who are vulnerable to [domestic] violence.
Shahrvand: Neighborhood to neighborhood to identify HIV positive patients
The youth account for the largest number of passengers who board the AIDS bus [which has been stationed in western Tehran to offer free medical advice and conduct HIV tests].