The “controversial”, “historic” encounter between US President Barack Obama and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the fallout of the Mina tragedy dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday.
Ettela’at: “The present good international atmosphere should be seized to develop the country,” President Rouhani said upon return home from New York, where he attended a UN General Assembly session.
The president also said Saudi Arabia should honor its international obligations toward foreign nationals.
Everyone knows that regional security and stability would be a nonstarter in the absence of Iran or without Iran’s cooperation, the president added.
Abrar: The spokesman of parliament’s JCPOA Review Committee has said that the report of the committee on the Iran nuclear deal will be finalized on Sunday.
Abrar: A source close to the Iranian delegation that visited the UN has said that Zarif and Obama have exchanged brief pleasantries and shaken hands.
Afarinesh: “We have not been successful enough in locating the overseas assets of Babak Zanjani [a young billionaire who is expected to go on trial shortly for corruption],” said the justice minister.
Afkar: Obama shook hands with Zarif to improve ties between the US and Iran.
Afkar: Monetary compensations won’t make up for the Mina tragedy, said President Rouhani.
Arman-e Emrooz: A chance encounter that was historical
Foreign Minister Zarif and President Obama shook hands at the UN.
Arman-e Emrooz: The government spokesman has said that Iran will file a complaint against Saudi Arabia over the Mina tragedy.
“The Saudi foreign minister is hiding from Foreign Minister Zarif,” said Mohammad Bagher Nobakht.
Asr-e Rasaneh: Wintertime shutdown of petrochemical complexes has been ruled out.
Bahar: An honorable encounter
The Iranian foreign minister returned President Obama’s greetings.
Ebtekar: Obama and Zarif have shaken hands
Ebtekar takes a look at the controversy the handshake has stirred.
Eghtesad-e Pooya: India pays out $700 million in its oil debts to Iran.
Emtiaz: The deputy energy minister has said that Iran is likely to import water from Tajikistan.
Etemad: A handshake in 60 seconds
Foreign Minister has bumped into President Obama while leaving the UN General Assembly.
Ghanoon: A controversial handshake
Zarif and Obama have exchanged pleasantries in a UN corridor.
Hemayat: Political activists have described the handshake between Zarif and Obama as running counter to principles of wisdom, glory and expedience.
Iran: The secretary of the Supreme National Security Council has predicted that the Islamic Consultative Assembly will allow the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to go ahead.
Jamejam: Dethronement of the Saudi king is in progress
Divisions among Saudi princes have come to surface following the Mina tragedy.
Javan: The “inappropriate measure” was repeated in New York.
The Foreign Ministry has described the encounter between Obama and Zarif as “pure happenstance”.
Jomhouri Islami: The Qatari Emir has proposed to host a meeting between Iran and Arab countries on the Persian Gulf.
Kar va Kargar: A spokesman for the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has said that the number of Iranian pilgrims killed in Mina is more than 400.
Kayhan: Advance information about a chance encounter! [The daily has criticized the reformist dailies for their prediction of an encounter between Iranian and US presidents in New York to suggest that the brief encounter before Zarif and Obama was not all that unexpected.]
Khorasan: Censoring an admission
The Saudi government has removed from its website a news story by its own Health Ministry suggesting that 4,173 were killed in the Mina crush.
Mardomsalari: The White House has confirmed the encounter between President Obama and Foreign Minister Zarif.
Resalat: “After IS, Saudi Arabia deals the worst blows to Islam,” said the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council.
Roozan: The chance diplomacy on the sidelines of a major conference
Saheb Ghalam: The Sixth Development Plan envisions $15 billion in foreign investment in the mining sector.
Setareh Sobh: The reactions a handshake between Obama and Zarif have drawn
The daily has an analytical report on the issue.
Shahrvand: The health minister has said that the Iranian medical team has saved the lives of more than 500 Iranian pilgrims [in Saudi Arabia].
Sharq: Zarif shook President Obama’s hand.
The first encounter between an Iranian minister and a US president since the revolution
Vatan Emrooz: A chance mistake
The passive diplomacy of Zarif over Mina has been coupled with his handshake with Obama!