Dominating the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday were: Adoption by parliament of a bill that allows the Rouhani administration to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the president’s comments about the country’s prospects now that parliament has voted for the Iran nuclear deal.
Ettela’at: The final approval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
One-hundred-sixty-one MPs voted for the JCPOA bill; 59 voted against and 13 abstained.
Afarinesh: The president determines the timing for the implementation by Iran of its JCPOA obligations, said the director of the Atomic Energy Organization.
Aftab-e Yazd: Political coma
The opponents of the nuclear deal failed to have it their way yesterday; despite their ballyhoo an overwhelming number of MPs voted for the JCPOA bill.
Aftab-e Yazd: The US has complied with its JCPOA commitments, said the Iranian government spokesman.
Akhbar Sanat: Iran’s position has improved by nine notches in the new rankings of global competitiveness.
Amin: Parliament showed that it decides prudently, said the government spokesman as he praised the chamber for its overwhelming vote for JCPOA.
Arman-e Emrooz: President Rouhani: There are only two months to go before termination of sanctions.
In a televised interview, the president said new conditions lie ahead for the country.
Arman-e Emrooz: An almost $270 million fraud involving car imports
Those involved used foreign currency dedicated to imports of medicine to bring in foreign-made cars.
Asrar: President Obama had plans to shake hands with President Rouhani, the spokesman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has quoted Foreign Minister Zarif as saying.
Asrar: Production of non-standard foodstuff amounts to committing crime, said the attorney general.
Asrar: The wave of arrests targeting Iranian teachers in the UAE continues.
Ghanoon: The Worriers were incapacitated.
Hemayat: The details of the bill on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action cleared the Islamic Consultative Assembly in 20 minutes!
Hemayat: The Saudi foreign minister is likely to be replaced soon.
It comes after the failure of the kingdom’s diplomacy.
Jahan-e Sanat: Iran has prevented genocide in the region, said the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council in a meeting with the visiting deputy secretary general of the UN.
Javan: JCPOA in government’s basket
Javan: Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi said that the government is not brave enough to cut the cash subsidies of the wealthy.
Jomhouri Islami: India has paid its $700 million debts to Iran.
Jomhouri Islami: “You are entitled to be worried, but don’t have the right to be abusive and impolite. Come to your senses,” said Seyyed Mehdi Tabatabai in a letter aimed at critics of the nuclear deal.
The letter by the former MP came in reaction to recent developments [a reference to threats being issued to the foreign minister and the nuclear chief] in parliament.
Kaenat: Twenty-nine trade delegations from 14 countries have visited Iran.
Kayhan: Parliament made a decision in 15 minutes for 15 years to come!
Kayhan: The Saudi royal family is auctioning off its assets in Europe to cover the costs of the Yemen war.
Resalat: The health minister has said that the company that played the lead role in the case involving the unauthorized use of palm oil has been fined only $1,000.
Rooyesh Mellat: A national air pollution workgroup will be formed soon.
Saheb Ghalam: Iran has held fresh talks with Volkswagen and Fiat.
Shahrvand: The president has said the stage is set for an economic leap.
Sharq: The establishment has decided to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
It came after Speaker Ali Larijani acted prudently and a majority of MPs voted in favor of the nuclear deal.
Sharq: “Babak Zanjani [the young billionaire who is on trial for corruption] has not paid back a single cent [of the billions he has allegedly siphoned off],” said the director of the Legal Department of the National Iranian Oil Company.