The comments of the Supreme Leader at a meeting with Basij commanders dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday. President Rouhani’s appeal to Russia and Turkey to resolve their differences judiciously also appeared on the cover of most dailies.
Ettela’at: Basij rises from the ranks of the public and represents the whole nation, said the Supreme Leader at a meeting with Basij [a volunteer force affiliated to the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps] commanders from across the nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei also advised [different groups] against making factional use of the concept of [vigilance in the face of] infiltration.
Ettela’at: Iran’s economy is heavily politicized, said President Rouhani’s chief of staff.
Mohammad Nahavandian further said that a mentality that favors monopoly by the quasi-private sector prevails in Iran’s economy.
Ettela’at: The world has called on Russia and Turkey to exercise self-restraint.
In a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Zarif said that the downing of the Russian fighter jet will exacerbate the Syrian crisis and will send the wrong message to the terrorists.
Ettela’at: The West is not serious enough in the fight against terrorism, said President Rouhani in meetings with the Luxembourg and Kazakh foreign ministers.
Terrorism serves no country’s interests and cannot be contained to a certain region; it is like a dangerous disease on the move, President Rouhani said.
Ettela’at: The Iran-P5+1 joint commission will be set up on December 7, said an Iranian deputy foreign minister.
Abbas Araghchi further said all deals on exchanges of uranium and procurement of Yellow Cake from Russia have been signed. The two sides are waiting for the closing of the possible military dimension (PMD) case [to implement them].
Ettela’at: A strike by French jet fighters on Mosul left 28 Iraqi students killed.
In another development, officials said that they have installed 800 security cameras in and around Karbala to ensure the security of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims expected in the Iraqi holy city for Arba’een ceremonies.
Abrar: The next meeting of Iran-P5+1 will be held in Vienna on December 7.
Aftab-e Yazd: Tehran’s mediation
In interviews with experts, the daily examines the role of Iran in easing tensions between Russia and Turkey [following the downing of a Russian jet fighter by the Turkish air force].
Arman-e Emrooz: This time around $53 million in embezzlement
Canada has turned into a paradise for Iranian embezzlers.
Arman-e Emrooz: Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani has said that he will run [for the Assembly of Experts].
Asr-e Rasaneh: Representatives of 400 Italian companies are expected in Iran next week.
Ebtekar: The body of former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon has been identified in Saudi Arabia.
Ghazanfar Roknabadi was unaccounted for since the Mina tragedy more than two months ago.
Etemad: Babak Zanjani’s duplicate has fled the country.
In a case very similar to Babak Zanjani’s, a man who used to sell the country’s oil and was expected to transfer the revenues to the national coffers made off with $53 billion and fled to Canada.
Farhikhtegan: Confrontation between Russia and Turkey will only serve the interests of the terrorists, warned President Rouhani.
Hemayat: The attorney general has said that there is no truth to Babak Zanjani’s claims about his assets.
Hemayat: Those who claim to care about human rights are providing terrorists with financial aid, said the secretary of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Commission.
Iran: The Supreme Leader has said that the potential of Basij [a volunteer force affiliated to IRGC] should be tapped in institutionalizing a resistance-based economy.
Iran: President Rouhani has called on Western governments and regional countries to cut off financial and arms aid to IS.
He also urged Moscow and Ankara to prudently and patiently settle their problems.
Javan: The deputy chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces has said that Syria will not bow to pressures.
Jomhouri Islami: The new model of oil contracts is likely to result in the inflow of $30 billion in foreign capital.
Kayhan: The volume of trade between Iran and Europe had declined 11 percent following the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Mardomsalari: Six naval projects have been inaugurated in Bushehr.
Resalat: Missiles are not toys to be fired into the air just like that, said President Rouhani [in reaction to the shoot-down of a Russian fighter by Turkey].
Setareh Sobh: A member of the board of the World Diabetes Foundation has said that €70 million will be invested in Iran to make diabetes medicine.
Shahrvand: The baby formula imported through the western border is unhealthy.