IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 19 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
The comments of Ayatollah Rafsanjani on a wide range of issues, including the upcoming elections, and the imminent implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the nuclear deal Iran and P5+1 struck in July, dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday.
Ettela’at: The walls of sanctions will come tumbling down tomorrow.
The European Union and the US president are set to announce the termination of decade-long sanctions against Iran.
Abrar: The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will become operational on Monday.
Abrar: The German foreign minister attends a meeting in the University of Tehran this week.
Afarinesh: Iran’s largest oil terminal is ready for the post-sanctions flurry of activity.
Aftab-e Yazd: After part of the engine of a passenger aircraft en route from Tehran to Bandar Abbas came off in mid-air, a pilot has warned the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development that it will be responsible for the likely crash of old aircraft.
Aftab-e Yazd: The interior minister has said that settling the nuclear case was a decision the entire establishment made.
Arman-e Emrooz: Iran and China have signed a military MOU that covers cooperation in areas such as defense, intelligence and the fight against terrorism.
Asr-e Rasaneh: Iran and Russia are likely to sign a grand oil deal.
Asr-e Rasaneh: The vice-president has called for conclusion of a preferential tariffs deal between Iran and Armenia.
Asrar: A person likely to have been behind last year’s acid attacks in Isfahan has been arrested.
Ebtekar: “The Iranian nuclear negotiating team went through a lot over the past two years,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Ebtekar: Reformists and moderates will release a single ticket in the upcoming elections, said Rasoul Montajabnia, a reformist leader.
Etemad: The deputy foreign minister has said that nine Iranian teachers who had been taken to custody [for working in al-Ain with a Dubai work permit] have been freed.
Etemad: Jannati’s concerns; Hashemi’s recommendations
Ayatollah Jannati: The US seeks to send its infiltrators to the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
Ayatollah Hashemi: Holding the elections the way people want is a manifestation of respect for the rights of the public.
Hambastegi: Fighting terrorism is a priority for Iran and Lebanon, a top Iranian MP said after meeting with the Lebanese foreign minister.
Hemayat: The Iranian attorney general has sent a second letter to Saudi prosecutors to follow up on the investigation into the deadly stampede in Mina, near Mecca.
Hemayat: Mohammad Javad Larijani has warned officials that the US eyes extortion in the wake of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Iran: The message my Iran visit sends is one of seriousness [on the part of the world] to terminate sanctions, the German foreign minister said in an exclusive interview with the daily before leaving for Tehran.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier further said Foreign Minister Zarif and the negotiating team he led stood their ground to represent Iran’s interests.
Javan: A black day for IS and the Saudis
Ramadi and Baiji are all but liberated as the Iraqi forces prepare to take back Mosul.
Jomhouri Islami: “Discord and tension, especially in the run-up to the election, are like a deadly poison for society,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Jomhouri Islami: Tehran hosts the preliminary meeting of the Munich Security Conference with 60 diplomats in attendance.
Kayhan: Thirty-six Iranian pilgrims are still unaccounted for in Saudi Arabia.
Payam-e Zaman: France is the most important partner of Iran in the pharmaceutical industry.
Saheb Ghalam: “We have to consider the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action a done deal,” said the secretary of the Guardian Council.
Saheb Ghalam: The Russian energy minister is to visit Iran.
Sharq: The beginning of the end of sanctions
There is one step left to close the chapter on a 12-year case.