Persian Press Review

April 25, 2011 - 0:0

This column features excerpts from editorials, commentaries, interviews, and news articles of the leading Iranian newspapers and websites.

Sunday’s headlines
KAYHAN: Leader says as long as I am alive, I will not allow the slightest deviation
TAFAHOM: Production of Sahar minibus with nanotechnology
JAVAN: Bahraini revolutionaries form Transitional National Council (TNC)
JAME JAM: Supreme Leader says the three branches of the government, particularly the administration, are working diligently
TEHRAN-E EMROOZ: There is no military threat any longer, IRGC chief says
HAMSHAHRI: Another opportunity for applicants wanting to receive (cash) subsidies
KHORASAN: 1093 people killed with cold weapons last year, deputy forensic medicine organization announces
HEMAYAT: Credit cards given to 9 million workers
FARHIKHTEGAN: Foreign minister says Persian Gulf states are involved in hasty decisions
MELAT MA: Iran-Bahrain relations at a critical juncture
SHARQ: 15,000 students leave the country annually
Leading articles
SHARQ newspaper in an analysis, written by economic expert Bayazid Mardookhi, says the reform of oil law can be considered a new chapter in the oil industry as this would lead to financial transparency and help the development of the oil industry. The writer says the oil industry is actually in need of a center to set strategies. He says a monitoring of the Oil Ministry by the representatives of the three branches of government must not restrict the independence of oil industry directors so that they would be able to make decisions about oil exploration and oil sale in regard to quick international developments. Mardookhi says since taking decisions in the oil industry by representatives of the three branches of government will not be easy industry directors must be trusted so that we can see more development in the industry.
JAVAN in a news report quotes former foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati as saying that Western countries are concerned about popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Velayati said NATO military strikes on Libya under the UN resolution is similar to the U.S. invasion of Iraq as in the two cases the U.S. and NATO went beyond the UN resolutions, and these are indications that they are concerned over popular uprisings in the region.
TEHRAN-E EMRUZ in a news report quotes Grand Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani as saying in order to find dominance over the region the U.S. and other arrogant powers brought to power puppet governments like the Al Khalifa and Al Saud regimes. Referring to the recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa, he said the Islamic Revolution in Iran has inspired a wave of pro-democracy uprisings among the regional nations and caused them to rise up against oppression. He added through interferences the U.S and Israel are seeking to prevent the establishment of Islamic governments similar to Iran