|Persian Press Review||
This column features excerpts from news articles, editorials, commentaries, and interviews of the leading Iranian newspapers and websites.
TEHRAN-E EMROOZ: Salehi warns Saudi Arabia
HAMSHAHRI: Jamaran destroyer deployed in the Red Sea
JAM-E JAM: Ahmad Tavakoli’s website publishes an apology to Zarghami (IRIB director)
EGHTESAD POOYA: 10 Iranian banks placed among top 1000 world’s best banks
TAFAHOM: Iranian people, officials will not be blackmailed by anyone and will not retreat an inch, Leader says
HEMAYAT: Two new exclusive parks for women to be constructed, Qalibaf announces
KAYHAN: Subscribers in 40 cities, 1500 villages to be connected to national gas network in current year (started on March 21)
JAVAN: Economy minister should resign, State Inspectorate Organization director says
TEHRAN-E EMROOZ: Divorce rate increases by 5%, marriage rate decreases by 2%
JAM-E JAM: Studies on transfer of water from Caspian Sea to Urmia Lake begins
JAVAN, in a news report, has quoted State Inspectorate Organization Director Mostafa Pourmohammadi as saying that he thinks certain officials, including Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Shamseddin Hosseini and Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani, should resign over the recent $2.6 billion financial fraud case. “We should respect public opinion,” he stated in a recent question and answer session. Asked if Presidential Office Chief of Staff Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaii and First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi were involved in the fraud scam, Pourmohammadi said, “We do not have any evidence showing their involvement in the case.” Pourmohammadi was also asked why Mahmoud Reza Khavari was appointed as the managing director of Bank Melli despite the fact that he had a dual citizenship. He said that such a thing happened because breaking law has become common. Asked why Khavari was not banned from leaving the country before he escaped, Pourmohammadi said that Khavari left the country to attend a seminar before investigations were launched and then refused to return to Iran.
TEHRAN-E EMROOZ, in a news report, has said that a plan to reduce Tehran’s air pollution, similar to those drawn up in previous years, will be implemented by state-run organizations, but the plan is confidential. Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh, the director of environment committee of the Tehran Municipality, said that Tehran’s air pollution should be reduced through crisis management. The issue of air pollution in Tehran will not be resolved since there are a number of management problems, he added. According to the recent cancer statistics in the country, Tehrani citizens are the main victims of cancer due to air pollution.
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