The burial of Ayatollah Khazali in Mashhad and continued clashes between Palestinians and Israelis at Al-Aqsa Mosque dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday. Reformist-leaning dailies gave extensive coverage to the comments of Ayatollah Rafsanjani and Seyyed Hassan Khomeini about the upcoming elections too.
Ettela’at: “A new Intifada is underway,” said the Islamic Jihad.
The international community has condemned the Zionist regime for desecrating the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In Tehran worshippers took to the streets after Friday prayers to condemn the Zionist aggression against the holy site.
Abrar: The Dutch foreign minister will be in Tehran tomorrow.
Afarinesh: A third attempt by Senate Republicans to kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has resulted in failure.
Afkar: The review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will continue by early October.
Aftab-e Yazd: The director of the Environment Protection Organization has said that traveler’s checks and coupons have not been handed out to encourage public turnout to welcome President Rouhani [a thinly-veiled jab at the former president].
Arman-e Emrooz: Happenstance diplomacy at the UN General Assembly
President Rouhani will deliver a speech at the UN on September 28.
Asr-e Rasaneh: Reports of land subsidence in Takht-e Jamshid have been denied.
Asrar: “People will teach the extremists a big lesson in the [upcoming parliamentary] elections,” said the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Asrar: “We do not need new legislation for [enforcement of] the [Islamic] dress code,” said MP Kazem Jalali.
Ebtekar: “Erudite trustworthy figures are set to run for office in upcoming elections,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Rafsanjani.
Etemad: “We will not leave [President] Rouhani behind,” said Seyyed Hadi Khamenei, a reformist leader.
Iran: The Chinese leader and Dutch foreign minister are to visit Iran.
Javan: The old friend of the late Imam [Ayatollah Abolghasem Khazali] was laid to rest inside the shrine compound of Imam Reza in Mashhad.
Jomhouri Islami: “[Political] Parties and groups should put national interests over their factional demands,” said Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Kayhan: The US administration has praised those involved in the [conclusion of] the Vienna accord; Obama celebrated a 3-2 defeat [a sarcastic reference to remarks by the Rouhani administration that Iran has defeated its rival in the nuclear talks 3-2]!
Kayhan: Argentina joined the ranks of those countries which have eliminated the US currency from their transactions.
Khorasan: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action cleared the US Congress.
Mardomsalari: The director of the Environment Protection Organization has said that the absence of a criticism-friendly atmosphere in the previous government is to blame for embezzlement and land grab.
Qods: Major General Rahim Safavi, a senior military advisor to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, has said that Iran’s response to threats will go beyond its national borders.
Resalat: “People’s pocketbook issues will not change for the better because of the Iran nuclear deal,” said the health minister.
Dr. Hassan Hashemi further said that efforts should be made to protect people’s subsistence and welfare.
Roozan: The green light by Seyyed Hassan [Khomeini] to elections
[In Britain] The Guardian has analyzed a [possible] run by the grandson of the late Imam [for Assembly of Experts elections].
Sayeh: Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani has said that people will no longer be deceived by all-talks-no-action speechifying.
Sayeh: The health minister has said that universities should lead the country toward an oil-free economy.
Setareh Sobh: “The number of cancer cases in the capital has risen four-fold,” said the chairman of the environment committee of Tehran City Council.
Shahrvand: “Our society needs training in ethics,” said Shahram Nazeri, a famous Iranian vocalist.
Sharq: The Expediency Council chairman has said that he has been credited with orchestrating the 2013 political epic [election of Hassan Rouhani as president].
“The fact of the matter is that people created this political epic thanks to their political maturity,” Ayatollah Rafsanjani further said.