The Leader’s comments in three meetings with the heads of state and government in Tehran to attend a gas conference dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. Also on the cover of the dailies was the shoot-down of a Russian jet fighter by Turkey.
Ettela’at: The Americans have no right to talk about Iraq’s disintegration, said the Supreme Leader in a meeting with the Iraqi president.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said Iranian and Iraqi officials need to make the most of the existing opportunity to advance the interests of the two nations.
Abrar: The number of Iranians applying for passport [to take part in Arba’een ceremonies in Iraq] has hit an all-time high.
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: President Putin has called for a two-way monetary pact between Iran and Russia.
Afarinesh: The government spokesman: Those potatoes did not belong to any government institution.
[Earlier, reports that 1,700 tons of potatoes have been disposed of in a bid to keep prices up kicked up a stir in parliament.]
Aftab-e Yazd: A bitter admission!
What happened in Varamin [an attack on an authorized gathering of reformists] was not the first such incident and is unlikely to be the last, said the government spokesman.
Mohammad Bagher Nobakht further said he hopes the assailants are seriously dealt with by the Judiciary.
Arman-e Emrooz: Morality police have made a comeback to the streets of Tehran.
Those who flout the dress code will be dealt with.
Asr-e Rasaneh: Representatives of 33 countries will arrive in Tehran next week to attend a conference on introduction of new oil contracts.
Asr-e Rasaneh: Exports of handicrafts have posted a 36 percent rise.
Ebtekar: Promotion of Iran-Russia ties
The two countries have signed seven cooperation agreements.
Emtiaz: The deputy secretary general of the Anti-Drugs Commission has said that 133 labs cooking synthetic drugs have been closed down.
Etemad: A spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has denied Arab media reports that Major General Ghasem Soleimani has been injured.
Hadaf va Eghtesad: Reports that the Cabinet will be reshuffled have been rejected.
The government spokesman has said there is no truth to rumors that the industry minister will be replaced.
Hambastegi: Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said, “Let’s take heed of what members of the public want and not allow them to get frustrated.”
Hamshahri: Tehran turned into the hub of anti-terrorism consultations.
Hemayat: The attorney general has said that the legal aspect of the Mina tragedy will be seriously pursued.
Iran: A new decision by parliament on requirements to get a driver’s license
Under the new decision, to get a license, male applicants do not need to produce evidence that that they have served out their military service or that they are exempt from the service.
Jahan-e Eghtesad: The first vice-president has said that a Supreme Anti-Money Laundering Council will be set up soon.
Javan: NATO has stabbed those who are taking on IS.
President Putin has described the downing of the Russian fighter jet as a serious act with serious ramifications.
Jomhouri Islami: Putin has said that allies of the terrorists have stabbed us in the back.
The Russian president further said that the downing of a Russian fighter by Turkey will have a serious repercussion on relations between Moscow and Ankara.
Kaenat: The number of homeless addicts who openly use drugs in public places will be down dramatically by the end of the year [March 21, 2016], the interior minister has predicted.
Kayhan: Like-minded countries in the world of Islam should form a resistance front, said the Supreme Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said Iran supports anyone who stands up to hegemony and bullying anywhere in the world.
Payam-e Zaman: The oil minister has warned that continued consumption at the current level may turn Iran into an importer of natural gas in 20 years’ time.
Payam-e Zaman: The government spokesman has said that procurement of S300 missile defense system from Russia is going ahead according to what has been stipulated in the deal.
Qods: The commander of the Basij (Volunteer) Force has said that his men stand by the government, not against it.
Resalat: Realization of resistance-based economy requires a change in the approaches employed by state managers, said First Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri.
Rooyesh Mellat: In less than four months, ground will be broken on Phases 2 and 3 of Bushehr Power Plant in cooperation with the Russians, said the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
Sharq: Iran and Russia are resolute in countering terrorism, President Rouhani said at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart.
SMT: The industry minister has called for a new chapter in industrial and mining cooperation with Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.
The appeal came at separate meetings with the Kazakh and Dutch foreign ministers.
Vaghaye-e Etefaghiyeh: Some are interfering with government efforts to make progress, said the chairman of the Expediency Council.