Jul 9, 2014, 7:51 PM
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PRESS PANORAMA

Tehran, July 9, IRNA -- The English language paper Iran Daily in its Press Panorama column to be published on Thursday has reviewed several Persian newspapers:

Leader backs nuclear negotiators

Etemad: Pro-government statements made by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei play a crucial role in the continuation of nuclear talks between Iran and world major powers, said former Foreign Ministry spokesman.

"On the one hand, the Leader assured people that he supports both the nuclear negotiating team and the foreign policy apparatus," Hamid Reza Asefi added, noting that the motion will positively influence the self-confidence of the nuclear negotiators.

Asefi, also Iran's ambassador to the UAE, said, "On the other hand, Ayatollah Khamenei gave a clear message to P5+1 group (permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) that they should not waste their time by pursuing futile political bargaining and making exorbitant demands."

He said approaches adopted by Western nations, particularly the United States, in the last 10 years have failed.

"Neither intimidation nor sanctions have been productive," he said.

Asefi said unless the West recognizes Iran's inalienable right; it will not be able to benefit from negotiations with Tehran.



Economy vs. politics

Jahan-e San'at: In the last few years, political ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been chilly.

Divergent political stances on a number of regional issues have affected bilateral ties adversely.

Tensions over Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and anti-Iran sanctions are only the tip of the iceberg.

Also, ideological, religious and ethnic differences stirred by Wahhabis have tarnished the image of Iranians in the Saudi public opinion.

Contrary to common belief, boosting economic rather than political ties can help change their negative approach.

Iranian pilgrims spend a huge amount of money for buying souvenirs in the Arab nation's holy cities.

Such economic advantages can help alter their negative tactics toward Iranians.

Economists have debated that increasing economic ties can forestall political turmoil and promote conciliatory approaches.

If trade between Iran and Saudi Arabia was noteworthy, bilateral political conflicts would lose color.

Strong economic ties between UAE and Iran have overshadowed their political tensions and prompted the Persian Gulf nation not to support sanctions against Iran, contrary to the Saudi approach in this regard.

Germany used to have less hostile views about Iran because mutual trade was head and shoulders above the current level.

Undoubtedly, boosting economic ties can help remove political problems and ease tension in the region.



Leader's message directed at whom?

Ebtekar: The message of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses elements that have spared no efforts to tarnish the government's image.

Such individuals, known as "The Concerned", claim to be ardent supporters of Ayatollah Khamenei. They are expected to take heed of the message and set aside their belligerent attitude.

If such groups intend to prove their loyalty to the Leader, they should halt their smear campaigns against President Hassan Rouhani's administration.

The Concerned, at times, blast Rouhani for his [alleged] pro-West inclinations.

Recently, the Leader declared his all-out backing for the government in a public speech.



Unauthorized manipulation of Scania

Arman: In the last few years, a significant number of accidents involving Scania passenger buses have become a recurrent topic of debate.

The subsidiary of the Swedish company in Iran blames the unauthorized manipulation for the tragic events.

The outlet has announced that bus-owners use non-standard spare parts in the vehicles, increase tank capacity to smuggle fuel, remove emergency tools and ignore routine technical inspections by authorized centers.

Despite such claims, Traffic Police Department refuses to give license plates to some models of Scania buses.

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