♦ “Economy is the top priority of the country,” said the Supreme Leader at a meeting with President Rouhani and his Cabinet.
At the meeting [which came during Government Week] Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the president and his Cabinet for their efforts.
♦ Private firms launch activity in selling landlines.
The minister of communications further said that 51 companies have applied to offer cell phone services to the public.
♦ Yemen’s Ansarullah have thanked the Iranian people and the Supreme Leader for their support.
In another development, Saudi warplanes bombed a Red Cross storage facility in Aden.
♦ President Rouhani: Farsi is the language of wisdom, ethics, dialogue and moderation.
A message from the president opened a conference to promote the Farsi language in Ardebil.
♦ “To run the country, there is no other way but to respect the views of the public,” said the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said that a government that does not have the support of the public turns dictatorial.
♦ Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that he has full confidence in Iran and Russia.
He added that relations between Tehran and Damascus create a balance in the Arab world.