A special look at the headlines Ettela’at newspaper covered on July 16.
♦ The Supreme Leader has responded to a letter by President Rouhani on nuclear talks.
“The text of the deal should be carefully studied and go through the envisaged legal channels,” said Ayatollah Khamenei in the letter.
“If approved, it should close the door to the other party violating its commitments. Some members of the other party [a reference to P5+1] are not trustworthy at all,” the Leader said.
♦ French President Francois Hollande has appealed to Iran to help end the Syrian crisis.
It came as the Syrian Army and Lebanese Hezbollah mopped up pockets of IS terrorists in Zabadani.
♦ Parts of the Iraqi city of Fallujah have been liberated.
[The liberation came after the Iraqi Army and popular forces launched a massive operation to rid Al-Anbar of IS terrorists.]
♦ “The UN Security Council will recognize Iran’s uranium enrichment next week,” said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
His comments came as sources of emulation hailed the nuclear talks Iran held with P5+1 as valuable.
♦ “The assets unfrozen as a result of termination of sanctions will be invested in the manufacturing sector,” said the government spokesman.
Mohammad Bagher Nobakht also said that the government is determined to limit unnecessary imports and increase local production.
♦ Mansour Nariman, the father of the oud [a pear-shaped stringed instrument] has passed away.
A funeral procession will be held for the late musician in Tehran on July 17.