IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 34 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
The passing of pop singer Morteza Pashaei at the age of 30 after a year-long battle against cancer and the conclusion of the 20th Exhibition of the Press and News Agencies dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday. Also in the news were speculations on whether the Islamic Consultative Assembly confirms President Rouhani’s fourth nominee for the post of science minister and on whether Iran and P5+1 will strike a nuclear deal before a November 24deadline.
Abrar:President Rouhani says the weapon of sanctions is a rusty and useless one.
Afkar: “Iran’s membership in the Interexchange Electronic Union (IEU) will facilitate foreign trade.”
Aftab-e Yazd:Mohammad Sadr, a former Iranian deputy foreign minister, says Iran and the US are determined to strike a final deal.
Arman-e Emrooz:The number of police stations in the capital is not enough.
Asr-e Iranian:Parliament will step in if nuclear talks fail to uphold the rights of the nation, said Gholamali Haddad Adel, a Tehran MP and a former speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
Asr-e Rasaneh: Plans to put into force the third phase of the Targeted Subsidies Act are in the offing. High income families still receive cash handouts eight months into the year (starting March 21, 2014).
Asr-e Rasaneh: Tehran’s intranet will become operational soon.
Asrar:“Allegations against Danesh Ashtiani [President Rouhani’s pick for science minister] are unreal and politically-motivated,” said Mohammad Reza Khabbaz, a senior official at the Parliamentary Department of the Presidential Office.
Ebtekar: “Young pop singer Morteza Pashaei has passed away.”
Eghtesad-e Pooya:Ground has been broken on the largest airport in the north of the country.
Emtiaz: “Air quality in the capital is poor,” a spokesperson of the Air Quality Control Organization reported.
Etemad hasquoted the health minister as saying that the costs of treating cancer will decline.
Ettela’at: “The financial and banking structure of the country gives rise to violation of laws,” said the public prosecutor of Tehran and Revolutionary Courts.
Ettela’at: “Nuclear talks are likely to be extended.”
Farhikhtegan: “Arrogant treatment of the public leads nowhere,” said Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri, the head of the Inspection Office, an affiliate of the Supreme Leader’s Office.
Hambastegi:We are optimistic about reformist parties reaching a consensus, said Hadi Khamenei, the secretary general of the Assembly of the Followers of Imam’s Path.
Hamshahri:Road accidents in Iran are 20 times as many as the global average.
Hemayat: The age limit for Palestinians seeking to take part in Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque has been lifted.
Iran: “Iran seeks to see moderation dominate the region,” said President Rouhani.
Iran Daily: “Iran’s [weightlifter] Rostami snatches world gold.”
Isfahan Ziba: “In nuclear talks with P5+1 principles of the establishment cannot be compromised,” said the chairman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.
Jahan-e Eghtesad: “Smart filtering of Internet content will start as of next month,” said the minister of communications.
Jahan-e Sanat: “The last round of nuclear talks [between Iran and P5+1] will be held on November 18,” said Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyyed Abbas Araghchi.
Jamejam:“The excessive demands of the US can prevent the sides from striking a nuclear deal,” said the new president of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.
Javan: “The way has been paved for the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” reported the daily, saying that the liberation of Baiji in northern Iraq has raised the possibility of Mosul and Tikrit being retaken from ISIL terrorists.
Kaenat: Gasoline prices are likely to be raised in Iran next year (starting March 21, 2015).
Kar va Kargar:“Iran gives top priority to establishing trade relations with its neighbors,” said President Hassan Rouhani.
Kasbokar:“Outright lifting of sanctions holds the key to the success of nuclear talks,” said former Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref.
Kayhan:“The language of force does not work in dealing with Iran,” said Tehran’s Friday prayer leader.
Khorasan: A plot to assassinate [Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader] Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah on Ashura [the peak of religious ceremonies to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)] was foiled.
Mardomsalari:Ayatollah Sistani, Iraq’s most senior Shiite cleric, has thrown his weight behind the role Iran’s [Major General] Ghasem Soleimani plays in Iraq’s fight against IS.
Nasl-e Farda:“All Iranian journalists will be given insurance coverage,” said Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Hossein Entezami.
Roozan: The deputy interior minister for security affairs has said that the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps and the Intelligence Ministry have got involved in investigations into a recent spate of acid attacks in Isfahan.
Sepid: The 20th Exhibition of Press and News Agencies wrapped up its work on Friday.
Tafahom: “One-thousand-two-hundred new hotels are to be constructed in Iran.”
Vatan-e Emrooz:Iranian pop singer Morteza Pashaei passed away after a one-year battle against cancer.