The comments of the UN nuclear chief about Iran’s nuclear program were on the front pages of most Iranian newspapers on Saturday. Reformist dailies also gave extensive coverage to the comments of the grandsons of the late Imam Khomeini.
Ettela’at: Russia has stepped up its political and economic measures against Turkey [following the downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish Air Force].
Russia has installed an S400 missile defense system in Syria.
Ettela’at: The country’s new oil contracts will be unveiled in Tehran today.
Representatives of 33 countries will attend a conference in the capital where 50 upstream oil, gas and petrochemicals will be introduced to local and foreign investors.
Ettela’at: Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi has sent letters to prominent scholars of the world of Islam calling for measures to prevent the repeat of the Mina tragedy.
In a world when sometimes a lot of noise is made for the loss of a single person, doesn’t the silence of Muslim scholars in the face of such a great loss send the world the message that Muslims do not care about their co-religionists?
Ettela’at: The grandson of the late Imam Khomeini has said that measures to settle the problems of unemployment and poverty are the greatest service and act of worship.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei further said that the government should not be blamed for all the country’s economic woes.
Ettela’at: The vice-president for women and family affairs has said that violence against women costs society dear.
Shahindokht Molaverdi further said that a bill to protect women in the face of violence was taken off the agenda of the Executive when the 10th government was in office.
Ettela’at: Iran has finished first in the World Wrestling Club Championships.
Ettela’at: A funeral procession has been held in Tehran for Ghazanfar Roknabadi, a former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon who was killed in a deadly stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia in late September.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has said that the Iranian diplomacy machine will follow up the legal aspects of the tragedy through bilateral and inter-Islamic talks.
Abrar: The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has said that Iran will get yellow cake in return for enriched uranium.
He further said the removal of centrifuges is continuing.
Afarinesh: Foreign Minister Zarif has called for more contribution by Turkey to the fight against terrorism.
Afarinesh: Brigadier General Mousa Kamali has said that the decision to take exemption from or completion of military service off the list of requirements to secure a driver’s license for male applicants runs counter to Article 110 of the Constitution.
Amin: There are no signs to suggest that the other side [a reference to P5+1] is not complying with its commitments, said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with Ayatollah Yasrebi in Qom.
Arman-e Emrooz: Saeed Mortazavi [who is on trial for corruption] has left the country.
Asr-e Rasaneh: Iran and Turkey have underlined measures to boost the volume of bilateral trade to $ 30 billion.
Asrar: A senior advisor to President Rouhani has said that a third automotive heavyweight will emerge in the country after sanctions have been lifted.
Asrar: Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari [a reformist leader] has said that reformists and principlists won’t issue a single ticket in the upcoming elections.
Bahar: Protest at a defendant’s departure from the country
Saeed Mortazavi has left the country to participate in Arba’een ceremonies in Iraq.
An attorney for the Social Security Organization [which is locked in a court battle against Mortazavi] has said that Mortazavi has left the country without putting up bail.
Ebtekar: Abbas Araghchi, an Iranian deputy foreign minister, has said that P5+1 should either opt for PMD [Possible Military Dimension] or JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action].
Ebtekar: Foreign Ministers Zarif and Al-Jubeir held their first meeting since the rise to the throne of King Salman in Saudi Arabia.
The meeting was held in Vienna on the sidelines of a conference on the Syrian crisis on November 14.
Emtiaz: A 370-strong economic delegation led by the president of Italy’s trade promotion agency arrives in Iran soon.
Etemad: Boycotting the elections won’t be beneficial, said Seyyed Ali Khomeini, a grandson of the architect of the Islamic Republic.
Etemad: Iran defeated the US to be crowned champions of the World Club Wrestling Championships.
Hambastegi: The health minister has said that his ministry is not worried about the spread of cholera to Iran from Iraq.
Hemayat: Iranian officials react to Amano’s less-than-direct comments: P5+1 should choose one between PMD and JCPOA.
Iran: Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed Arya has been praised in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
Iran: Iranians have bid farewell to a former diplomat who was killed in the Mina tragedy.
Javan: The commander of the Basij Force has said that $200 million of the $2 billion the US has set aside for regime change in Iran is at the disposal of Secretary Kerry.
Jomhouri Islami: The revenue the country had predicted to secure from oil sales did materialize in the first half.
Kayhan: The value of foreign currencies against the rial increased; the stock market stagnation is in its 23rd month.
Qods: Iran will have the highest growth rate in the region, said the minister of finance and economic affairs.
Qods: The commander of the Basij Force has said that US Secretary of State John Kerry is leading the so-called soft war [against the Iranian establishment].
Resalat: Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to the Supreme Leader, has said that Obama’s commitment to the termination of sanctions should come in writing.
Resalat: The interior minister has said that unauthorized individuals won’t be allowed to cross the border to Iraq to take part in Arba’een ceremonies.
Rooyesh Mellat: The chairman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has described ties between Tehran and Moscow as strategic.
Roozan: Tehran MP Ali Motahari has said that deputies should view themselves as representatives of their constituents rather than the establishment.
Setareh Sobh: Laws on free access to information are being implemented in 60 countries, said Hossein Entezami, a deputy minister of culture and Islamic guidance.
Shahrvand: As many as one million Iranian pilgrims have crossed the border to Iraq to take part in Arba’een ceremonies.
Some 1,120 Iranian physicians, nurses and relief workers will also be in Iraq to render services to pilgrims.
Sharq: A battle to appear on the cover of Time Magazine
President Rouhani and Secretary Kerry are among candidates.
Vaghaye-e Etefaghiyeh: I made a stand against the killer gasoline and they are taking revenge, said Director of the Environment Protection Organization Masoumeh Ebtekar.