The comments of the Supreme Leader at a meeting with military commanders on the need to promote the country’s military preparedness and the remarks of the chairman of the Assembly of Experts on nuclear talks and the role of the Guardian Council in electoral oversight dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday.
Ettela’at: “Defense options to counter threats should be diversified,” said the Supreme Leader at a meeting with senior officials of Khatamulanbia Air Defense Base.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said that officials in different sectors, especially with the armed forces, should appreciate the trust members of the public place in them, and reciprocate that trust by fulfilling their duties.
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: Parliament is to conduct an investigation into imports of low-quality cars.
Afarinesh: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed Iran’s participation in talks on the fight against IS.
Afarinesh: The deputy director of the Cultural Heritage Organization has said that 1,020 projects with the potential to absorb local and foreign investment have been conceived.
Arman-e Emrooz: “The number of oil derricks which went missing [when Ahmadinejad was in power] stands at least at 17,” said Amir Abbas Soltani, a member of parliament’s Energy Committee.
Arman-e Emrooz: The UN secretary general is to visit Tehran; the Vienna nuclear deal was a huge international achievement.
Arman-e Emrooz: The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has said that his men would stage 20 maneuvers by the end of the year [March 20, 2016].
Asr-e Azadi: Lack of interagency cooperation is the first hurdle standing in the way of foreign investors’ arrival in Iran.
Asr-e Rasaneh: It now takes less than 48 hours for Iranian authorities to issue visas to foreign tourists.
Asr-e Rasaneh: The country’s first pumped-storage hydro power plant has been inaugurated.
Asrar: The interior minister has said that there should be documentary reasons for possible disqualification of candidates.
Asrar: Mohammad Reza Bahonar, [a principlist MP], has said that presentation to parliament of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in the form of a bill is not necessary.
Asrar: Tehran Provincial Governor’s Office has said security forces will deal with those who take part in any unauthorized rally.
Asrar: “Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is an opportunity for the US to build trust,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Ebtekar: Critics of the Vienna accord have appeared before a parliamentary committee tasked with reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Saeed Jalili and Fereydoon Abbasi [former top negotiator and former nuclear chief] have defended their performance.
Eghtesad-e Pooya: Iran’s proven mineral reserves are now worth $700 billion.
Etemad: Rouhani is warned in the Assembly of Experts
The chairman of the assembly has said that parliament is entitled to reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Ayatollah Yazdi further said that the kind of oversight the Guardian Council practices is not idle.
Hambastegi: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told a news conference in Tunis that there is no need for neighbors to be locked in rivalry.
Hamshahri: The dust storm in the capital has seen a hike in the number of emergency room arrivals for respiratory and cardiovascular complications.
Iran: The Assembly of Experts has thanked the nuclear negotiating team.
Javan: The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has said it was the authority of the armed forces that prevented war [not the negotiations].
Javan:Safdar Hosseini [a former economy minister] has criticized the Central Bank for withdrawing $12 billion form the National Development Fund.
Jomhouri Islami: “Nuclear talks [between Iran and P5+1] posed no threat to any country,” said Foreign Minister Zarif.
Kayhan: Principlists have been reinstated at the helm of Tehran City Council.
Kayhan: “The clear-cut comments of the Leader are the only criterion to gauge his nuclear stance,” a statement issued by the office of the Supreme Leader said.
Resalat: “American authority in the region is on the decline,” said the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps.
Shahrvand: A storm with gusts of 70 km an hour has kicked up dust in the capital.
Sharq: The commander in chief of the armed forces has told the military to “have plans to counter all approaches the enemy could possibly adopt.”
Sharq: Following a directive by the Supreme Leader, the National Development Fund will no longer work under the supervision of the Central Bank.
Taadol: “A giant economic leap lies ahead,” said the Iranian parliament speaker.