News related to the recently-concluded 18th meeting of the Assembly of Experts and comments by the parliament speaker in an interview with CNN dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday. The support of a 34th US senator for the Iranian nuclear deal also appeared on the cover of dailies.
Ettela’at: “Some critical remarks about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are unfair and out of obstinacy,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said.
Speaking at a meeting of the Assembly of Experts, the diplomat who is also a member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team said that every clause of JCPOA has been carefully reviewed at the Supreme National Security Council and in parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.
Abrar: A motion to increase the number of representatives at the Assembly of Experts has been rejected.
Abrar: “The cars of women who fail to observe the Islamic dress code behind the wheel will be impounded,” said Tehran traffic police chief.
Abrar: Don’t go too far Mr. minister! Not buying locally-manufactured cars is no treason.
[It comes after the minister of trade and industries slammed those who boycott local vehicles as “traitorous and anti-revolutionary”.]
Abrar: “Cooperation with foreign carmakers will help end monopoly,” said a member of parliament’s Mines and Industries Committee.
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: Iran and Russia have opened talks to jointly manufacture airplanes.
Aftab-e Yazd: Renowned vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian, who had been hospitalized for a breathing condition, has been discharged from hospital.
Aftab-e Yazd: “The solution to the problem of house arrest [of two presidential candidates who doubted the results of the 2009 vote and thus sparked widespread unrest] lies in maintaining calm,” said the justice minister.
Arman-e Emrooz: In an interview, the director of Imam Khomeini Relief Committee has talked about construction of a clinic and a park in Gaza [in the Palestinian territories].
Arman-e Emrooz: Iran’s first Sunni Muslim ambassador has been named.
Arman-e Emrooz: Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is now a certainty after a 34th US senator threw his weight behind the Iran nuclear deal.
Asr-e Eghtesad: Five new free trade zones will be set up in Iran.
Asr-e Rasaneh: Seizure of the largest haul of drug precursors.
Asrar: The Syrian town of Al-Zabadanihas been freed.
Eghtesad-e Pooya: “Some 600 industrial units which were either in hibernation or out of business have returned to the production cycle,” said the deputy industry minister.
Etemad: The chairman of the Assembly of Experts has expressed concern about the country’s cultural condition, warning government not to relent when it comes to promotion of virtue.
Etemad: The 34th vote
With Maryland Senator Barbara Ann Mikulski throwing her weight behind the Iran nuclear deal, Obama can veto the likely rejection of the deal on Capitol Hill. That also guarantees the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Ghanoon: Iranian director and film critic Iraj Karimi has passed away.
Hamshahri: Each Iranian suffers some $300 in losses as a result of smuggling in goods.
Hamshahri: Saudi authorities are implementing tough rules when it comes to Iranian Hajj pilgrims.
Hemayat: The dream of the Great Satan returning to Iran won’t come true.
The announcement was made as a stone plaque – bearing the 100 terms the late Imam used to refer to the US – was unveiled outside the former US embassy in Tehran.
Iran: Parliaments rush to the aid of diplomacy
The parliament speaker, who is in New York, has held extensive talks with his European counterparts on the sidelines of an inter-parliamentary meeting.
Iran: The Congressional hurdle [standing in the way of the Iran nuclear deal] came crashing down.
Iran: A member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team has said that obstinacy by some is bothering the negotiating team.
Jamejam: A statement issued by the Assembly of Experts has urged the Supreme National Security Council to make sure provisions of the Constitution and the red lines of the establishment are respected in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Jamejam: A taxi driver in Damghan has returned a handbag containing a lot of gold to its owner.
Javan: The administration-Congress game is over.
Javan: A stone plaque bearing the 100 terms the late Imam used to characterize the US has been unveiled outside the former US embassy in Tehran.
Jomhouri Islami: “We reached all of our goals in nuclear talks,” Abbas Araghchi, a member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team, said in speech at the Assembly of Experts.
Kar va Kargar: “The regional adventurism of the Zionists has caused resentment and concern in Islamic countries,” the parliament speaker said.
Kayhan: Saudi fighters have bombed the positions of [Saudi-led coalition] mercenaries five times.
Was it simply a mistake or disobedience?!
Mardomsalari: “Iran seeks fair crude prices on global markets,” said Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh.
Mardomsalari: Some 3,000 Iranians die of air pollution-related complications each year.
Resalat: The chairman of the Assembly of Experts has urged the government not to release any unreal figures.
Resalat: The secretary of the Lebanese Hezbollah has said that the resistance movement is in best shape.
Resalat: US [investigative] journalist Gareth Porterhas said in an interview with Resalat that Iran was powerful in nuclear talks.
Roozan: “Releasing American prisoners, a two-way street,” Hamidreza Asefi, a former Iranian diplomat and world affairs expert, said.
Setareh Sobh: Two Iranian scientists have developed a hybrid heart valve.
Sharq: “We are not anti-Semites, but we find fault with Israel,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
Taadol: “Regional countries should stick to their right to self-determination,” said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.