A special look at the headlines Ettela’at newspaper covered on August 18.
♦ “Iran extends a hand of friendship to all Islamic states,” the Supreme Leader said at a meeting with those who participated in the general assembly of an Islamic Radio and Television Union and the AhlulBayt World Assembly in Tehran.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said the most important responsibility of Muslims is to make efforts to eliminate divisions among themselves.
♦ In Tehran, the movement of cars with carburation system will become restricted.
The air pollution caused by a motorcycle is five times that of a brand new Peugeot 405.
♦ US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said, “If it weren’t for us, they [a reference to the Saudis] wouldn’t be here. They wouldn’t exist.”
♦ “We count on Russia’s role in keeping parties [to nuclear talks] committed to the nuclear deal,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
The top diplomat, who was in Moscow, also signaled Iran’s readiness to take all the necessary measures to expand ties with Moscow.
♦ “The past mistakes should not be repeated,” said the minister of economy and financial affairs.
Ali Tayyebnia further said given the current revenues of government, sustaining cash subsidies is difficult.
♦ A sturgeon fish farm has opened in Mazandaran Province.
The farm, the biggest in the Middle East, is expected to produce more than 30 tons of caviar each year.
♦ The head of Ettela’at Institute has handed a framed stamp to the minister of economy and financial affairs in praise of his services as a top economy manager.