The comments of President Rouhani at a gathering of Revolution Guards commanders dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday.
Ettela’at: “Independence should come with all legitimate freedoms,” President Rouhani said at a gathering of IRGC commanders from across the nation.
He further said that the responsibility to safeguard the Islamic Revolution does not solely lie with one single institution.
Abrar: The Chinese foreign minister has described his Iranian counterpart as one of the busiest foreign ministers in the world.
Afarinesh: [The Supreme Leader’s advisor] Ali Akbar Velayati has said that Iran has differences with Saudi Arabia over Yemen.
Aftab-e Yazd: “The Ahmadinejad administration didn’t care about what was happening to the public,” said Tahmasb Mazaheri, a Cabinet member of the previous government.
Aftab-e Yazd: President Rouhani has described inflation, unemployment and drought as enemies of the country.
Aftab-e Yazd: “If everything was settled in Almaty, why did the talks last so long?” asked Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to the Supreme Leader.
[He was reacting to claims by the former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili that his team nailed down the deal in Kazakhstan.]
Arman-e Emrooz: Babak Zanjani [a young billionaire who stands accused of committing massive fraud] is a wealth of information about corruption.
Authorities should keep a close watch over this offender.
Arman-e Emrooz: Smugglers sneak in more than $16 billion in goods into the country.
Why aren’t smugglers afraid of punishment?
Asia: After a 40-year hiatus, a first foreign hotel has been inaugurated in Tehran.
Asr-e Rasaneh: Iran’s natural gas production in the first five months of the year registered a five percent rise to reach 70 billion cubic meters.
Asrar: The chief of staff of President Rouhani has said that during the tenure of the previous government the country paid $100 dollars in unnecessary costs.
Asrar: A tribal feud in Khuzestan Province has left a dozen people dead.
Ebtekar: “I have never objected to the Supreme Leader’s views,” said the head of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council.
Eghtesad-e Pooya: Iran and Spain have agreed to launch petrochemical cooperation.
Emtiaz: Tehran Municipality has taken on air pollution by introducing hybrid taxis and electricity-powered motorcycles.
Etemad: Ahmad Tavakoli has said that he voted for Ahmadinejad twice, but that he regrets his decision.
“The Rafsanjani administration was more successful than others,” said the [principlist] Tehran MP.
Hemayat: Tehran’s prosecutor has called for tougher furlough regulations when it comes to convicts found guilty of robbery and special crimes.
Jomhouri Islami: Parliament’s vice-speaker has criticized Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).
“Why is it that IRIB cameras show up for coverage of JCPOA Review Committee sessions only when Jalili is here?” Abutorabi-Fard wondered.
Kaenat: Seven people accused of playing a role in a deadly bomb explosion at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait have been sentenced to death.
Kaenat: The economy minister has said that growth is finding its way into the body of the country’s economy.
Kayhan: Political gamesmanship with the country’s frozen assets will kill public trust in the administration, a few MPs have said in an interview with the daily.
Qods: The caretaker of Iranian Hajj pilgrims has called for those responsible for the deadly crane collapse in Mecca to be punished.
Resalat: “The enemy will take its dream of seeing the end of the Islamic Republic to the grave,” said the president.
Sharq: The president has said that the country needs armed forces who act in line with the principles of religious democracy.
Sharq: Former Parliament Speaker Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri has said that at 72 he has no intention of running for parliament or president.
Sobh-e Eghtesad: “The enemy has found its way into Iranian houses,” said the chief of staff of the Supreme Leader.