Several newspapers today discussed the details of the Rouhani administration’s proposed budget for the new fiscal year. A controversial part of the budget was a three-fold increase in departure taxes which has been a subject of discussion in Iranian social media within the past 48 hours.
A phone conversation between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the chief of Hamas’ Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh also received great coverage.
Also a top story was the remarks made by Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohsen Ejei in a meeting with students of Sharif University of Technology.
The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:
1- Ahmadinejad’s Central Bank Governor: We Didn’t Let Sanctions Damage People!
2- Foreign Ministry Spokesman: Nazanin Zaghari’s Issue Related to Judiciary
3- Reformists: We Won’t Stop Supporting Rouhani
4- Iranian Pilgrims in Baghdad Airport Inspected by Sniffer Dogs
1- Reformist MP: No One Has Given Blank Cheque to Rouhani
2- Official: Low-Income People to Benefit from Revenues of Increased Departure Taxes!
3- Hashemi-Taba: No Balance between Iran’s Domestic, Foreign Policy
4- Gov’t Spokesman Elaborates on Controversial Articles of New Budget
- Ambiguity in Petrol Price
1- Putin Orders Withdrawal of Russian Forces from Syria
2- Will Populists Return in 2021? Activists Discuss Emergence of New Populism
3- Spokesman: Judiciary Chief’s Daughter Not under Arrest, Had No Link with Foreigners
4- Rouhani’s Chief of Staff: Gov’t Flexible in Revising Its Decisions
1- Spokesman: If It Wasn’t for SNSC Decision, Judiciary Would’ve Tried Opposition Leaders
1- Rouhani in Phone Call with Hamas Chief: Muslim World Should Stand Up against US-Israeli Plot
2- 3 Industrial Plans in Khuzestan Inaugurated by First VP Jahangiri
3- EU: We Won’t Recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israeli Capital
4- Qassemi: OIC Leaders’ Summit to Be Held in Istanbul on Palestine
1- Putin in Unannounced Visit to Syria: Two Russian Bases to Be Kept in Syria
2- Judiciary Spokesman: Torture Forbidden
3- Poor People’s Cash Subsidies Not to Be Cut: Gov’t Spokesman
4- Decision to Increase Departure Taxes May Be Revised
1- Prices Going Up on Daily Basis
- Officials Should Sometimes Visit Bazaars While Disguised as Low-Income Workers
2- Nasrallah: US Decision Opportunity for Muslim World to End Israel
3- Explosion in Manhattan: ISIS Nightmare in New York Leaves 4 People Wounded
1- Deputy Industry Minister: Fuel Prices Not to Be Raised for Industries
2- Netanyahu Fails to Attract Attention of EU in Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital
3- Iran Red Crescent Chief: People Donated $16m worth of Goods, $12.6m in Cash to Quake Victims
4- UN Chief Urges Saudi Arabia, UAE to End Stupid War on Yemen
5- China Threatens Taiwan with War: We’ll Attack If a Single US Warship Docks at Island
1- Nasrallah: I’m Absolutely Sure Trump’s Decision Will Lead to Israel Collapse
2- Gov’t Spokesman Justifies Double Rates of Dollar in Iran Forex Market
3- People’s Lives to Become Harder with Government’s New Budget
4- Spokesman: Gov’t Officials Threatened Judiciary on Eve of Elections
5- Qassemi: Iran to Pursue Legal Case of Spy with Dual Nationality on Humanitarian Basis!
6- Sixth Day of Fourth Intifada: Over 1,650 Palestinians Wounded
1- Cash Subsidies Only for Three Groups: Gov’t to Change Its Policy
2- Reddest Half-Season for Persepolis FC: Ivankovic Breaks All IPL Records
1- Global Protest Rallies in Support of al-Quds Continue
- Call for Closure of Embassies in US
2- France, Accomplice of Murderer: Bibi Praises Macron’s Anti-Iran Stances in Paris
- Israel, France Have Common Resolve to Counter Iran: Netanyahu
3- Health Minister Praises Efforts of Army, IRGC Forces after Earthquake