Jul 2, 2014, 2:07 PM
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Press Panorama

Tehran, July 2, IRNA - The English language paper Iran Daily in its Press Panorama column to be published on Thursday has reviewed several Persian newspapers:

Rouhani swears to God

Ebtekar: President Hassan Rouhani swore to God to rebuild public trust in a ceremony to mark Iran’s Industries and Mines Day in Tehran on Tuesday.

Since assuming office in August 2013, Rouhani has made every effort to distinguish his government from his predecessor’s.

But why did the president have to swear to God, despite his remarkable achievements in the last 11 months in office?

The answer is rooted in the course of developments during the tenure of ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2005-13).

Ahmadinejad’s government gave a cold shoulder to political and economic experts, and took wrong and hasty decisions.

Prominent economists had repeatedly said they would pray and make a vow for saving the country’s economy.

But the unbending approach by the ex-administration resulted in a deep distrust of the government, which has cast its shadow on Rouhani’s cabinet.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged advocates of the revolution and patriots to take part in the June 2013 presidential election, which implied that public trust had been tarnished during Ahmadinejad’s presidency.

Rouhani’s government explored ways of dissuading people from receiving monthly cash allowances, but such attempts were unproductive due to public distrust.

In view of such an atmosphere, it is not surprising to see Rouhani swearing to God because of lack of trust in society.

Suggestions for nuclear negotiators

Khorasan: The United States and Iran are approaching a July 20 deadline to reach a final deal over Tehran’s civilian nuclear program.

US Secretary of State John Kerry is gearing up to pass the buck in case the negotiations end inconclusively.

Therefore, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif should pay undivided attention to some points.

The nuclear negotiating team initiated talks with a smile, but it needs to screw up its eyes in the continuation of nuclear discussions.

Iran should do its utmost to assure the West of the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.

The Islamic Republic should present a list of confidence-building measures taken both during the tenures of the current and previous governments.

The West has reneged on its promises regarding nuclear deals signed during the tenure of the ex-president Mohammad Khatami in office (1997-2005), which should be taken into consideration.

Ultimately, Zarif and President Hassan Rouhani should make the best of the opportunities and have their voice heard.

ISIL, US plotting against Islam

Jomhouri-ye Eslami: Undoubtedly, the notorious Al-Qaeda offshoot operating in Iraq hit the global media headlines through the atrocities perpetrated by its merciless terrorists.

The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is committing outrageous crimes against the Iraqi people under the pretext of Islamic teachings.

Although the international community knows the nature of those pulling the strings of ISIL, a report by a Chinese media outlet has shed more light on the issue.

The 4th Media quoted some senior Arab officials that the US Embassy in Turkey is orchestrating the terrorist activities of the Baath Party remnants and ISIL terrorists in Iraq.

The ISIL, as the protégé of the United States, was propped up by the financial and political assistance of some Muslim states and is now threatening the security of its mentors.

The terrorist group has said that it would overrun Saudi Arabia to establish “pure Islam in the region”.

Certain Western nations dream of pitting Muslims against Muslims. So they are sowing seeds of discord in Muslim states.

The regional countries that threw their weight behind ISIL in Syria and Iraq should worry about the security of their own nations because of the tremendous challenges posed by such terrorists.

Ahmadinejad and his veep are inseparable

Sharq: Ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his veep Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei have become so inseparable that only a divine miracle can separate them.

Davoud Ahmadinejad, the brother of the ex-president, who made the above remark, had earlier said his brother had split with Mashaei.

The two brothers have been at daggers drawn due to Ahmadinejad’s unwavering support for his first vice president who rebelled against the discourse of conservatives.

Davoud Ahmadinejad also said, “My brother is pursuing his political activities and he might nominate himself for the next presidential elections.”

There are contradictory reports about Ahmadinejad and Mashaei. Some of the ex-president’s relatives claim his close affiliation with Mashaei has lost color, while former officials insist that the two are still together.