IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 19 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
President Rouhani’s comments at a conference on World against Violence and Extremism in Tehran dominated the front pages of the Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. Most dailies focused on Mr. Rouhani’s 10-point plan to turn up the heat on terrorism and extremism and his appeal for December 18 to be designated as World Day against Violence and Extremism. Also grabbing headlines were the comments of the director of the Atomic Energy Organization that Iran is not supposed to ship its nuclear fuel overseas and those of Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi about the most recent rounds of nuclear talks in Muscat and Vienna.
Abrar: “Procurement of equipment for Arak Reactor does not amount to breach of Iran’s commitments,” said the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
Aftab-e Yazd: Reformists are eying 200 parliamentary seats in the early 2016 legislative elections.
Arman-e Emrooz: Some 1 million birds are poached in Fereydunkenar [on the Caspian coast] each year. Authorities take no action.
Asrar: “Talks with P5+1 will soon get underway,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Asrar: “President Obama and Secretary Kerry are interested in solving the nuclear issue. Iran is not supposed to ship any fuel overseas,” said Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
Etemad: In next year’s spending package, more than $300 million has been allocated to efforts to create jobs for the youth. The amount the package’s health chapter allots to prevention is too small.
Ettela’at: Parliament has voted for the general outlines of a bill designed to lift the country out of recession.
Farhikhtegan: Basij and the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps have been officially named by parliament as bodies in charge of implementing “Promotion of Virtue, Prevention of Vice”.
Iran: President Rouhani has put forth a 10-point plan to take on terrorism and extremism at a World against Violence and Extremism conference in Tehran.
Iran: The price war has sent oil prices down to $65 a barrel.
Iran Daily: World auto giants eager to cooperate with Iran.
Iran Daily: The AEOI [Atomic Energy Organization of Iran] stresses Tehran’s commitment to Geneva deal.
Javan: “Under no circumstances will we cross the country’s red lines. Talks in Muscat were on the verge of failure,” said Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyyed Abbas Araghchi.
Jomhouri Islami: The pipeline that takes Iranian natural gas to Pakistan will be laid in 18 months.
Jomhouri Islami: Security has tightened in the US and around its missions overseas after Senate released a CIA torture report.
Kaenat: Authorities have said Mehran Border Crossing is packed with pilgrims who want to cross the border to Iraq to attend religious ceremonies there, urging pilgrims not to flock the crossing.
Kaenat: “President Rouhani has ordered popular social networks to remain accessible,” said Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati.
Mardomsalari: “Each year between 600 and 700 acid attacks take place across the country,” said Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam.
Mardomsalari: “Ignorance of the public in a society is the best means [for rulers] to put down uprisings” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Payam-e Zaman: Iran’s nuclear chief has floated the formation of a Joint Nuclear Energy Council in the Persian Gulf region.
Resalat: “The veto power has paralyzed the United Nations. Major power efforts to serve their own interests have given rise to violence,” President Rouhani told an anti-violence conference in Tehran.
Roozan: “There is no ban on [Mohammad] Khatami’s appearance on TV programs,” said Ali Motahari, a principlist MP.
Sayeh: “Iran will definitely have been out of recession by yearend [March 21, 2015],” said First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri.
Sayeh: President Rouhani has called for December 18 to be designated as World Day against Violence and Extremism.
Sharq: “Violence in the name of religion is a disgrace,” said President Rouhani.
Sharq: “The Intelligence Ministry respects the privacy of citizens,” said the Iranian intelligence chief.
Sharq: Up to 70 percent of the shares of three banks belongs to a single person.
Sharq: “Iran Bar Association has tasked an in-house panel with piecing together an anti-corruption plan,” said Seyyed Mahmoud Alizadeh, a board member of the association.
Sharq: “Iranian people have warmly welcomed a call by the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps to propose names for RQ170 [an Iranian-made drone]. So far, 900,000 mobile phone messages and e-mails have been received,” said Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif.
Vatan-e Emrooz: The US and Saudi Arabia are capitalizing on [the Iranian] government’s inactive oil diplomacy to further push down global crude prices.
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