Jul 27, 2014, 5:43 PM
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Press Panorama

Tehran, July 27, IRNA -- The English language paper Iran Daily in its Press Panorama column to be published on Monday has reviewed several Persian newspapers:

Initiative to improve Tehran-Riyadh ties

Shahrvand: Saudi Arabia and Iran have always had a bone to pick with each other.

The influential role of the two Muslim nations in the region has often affected their bilateral ties.

A major problem revolves around their reciprocal foreign policy approach.

Tehran and Riyadh make attempts to change strategic principles and ignore tactics and political variables.

However, since President Hassan Rouhani took office in August 2013, Iran has been pursuing new policies regarding its relations with the Arab state.

A few days ago, former Iranian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Hossein Sadeqi, was reappointed as Tehran's envoy to Riyadh.

As a savvy and seasoned politician, Sadeqi can help change bilateral political variables rather than strategic relations.

He served as Iran's ambassador to the Middle Eastern country during the tenure of reformist ex-president Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005).

As a pragmatic politician, Sadeqi has convergent stances with reformist and pragmatic figures. His performance during his mission to Saudi Arabia seems satisfactory.

He is expected to help untie Gordian knots between the two Middle Eastern countries.



Objectives of anti-Russia sanctions

Sharq: Sanctions imposed on Russia by the West are neither aimed at building economic nor social pressures.

Such embargoes seek to put political pressure on Russian security and state officials.

The significance of trade between European Union and Russia mitigates the impact of economic sanctions on Moscow.

Following the Ukrainian crisis, the West was unable to maintain its passive facade.

Westerners resorted to desperate measures to defy Russia over its plans to annex some parts of Ukraine.

As a result, they resorted to political sanctions to respond to the Russian invasion of Crimea.

The West also enforced sanctions to appease Georgia and Moldavia, which are other topics of contention between the EU and Russia.

However, Moscow is not unfamiliar with such sanctions. They grappled with sanctions that adversely affected the former Soviet Union.

At present, not only does Russia seek to ease tensions in its relations with the EU, but the West is also making every effort to reach a compromise with Moscow.

The two sides benefit from such an approach.



Gov’t stuck in theories

Khorasan: President Hassan Rouhani's administration has come up with a number of economic theories for combating recession.

A year after assuming office, the government put forward its second economic package for implementing macroeconomic policies, promoting business and encouraging moves to overcome recession.

Although such economic theories are indispensable, they should come into effect in due time.

Ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad implemented economic policies without drawing up theoretical principles, while Rouhani's administration drags its heels on enforcing economic plans.

It seems that the government has become stuck in these theories, which pose a challenge to the realization of economic goals.

Rouhani's administration intends to cut cash subsidies of the rich, but it is procrastinating. Such an approach has raised doubts whether the administration will be able to materialize its vows.



Global impact of Quds Day

Kayhan: Massive anti-Israel rallies held on Quds Day have turned the international day into a historical turning point.

The massive participation of a large number of people from different walks of life in the protests against the occupation of Palestinian land has demonstrated the significance of tapping Muslim capacities in fighting the ruthless Israeli regime.

Since a large number of “justice-seekers” from numerous states take part in the Quds Day rallies, it has become an international day for all people and nations.

Quds Day is not restricted to demonstrations of pro-Palestinian supporters.

The large-scale rallies demonstrated that the Islamic Republic of Iran has managed to influence the world by declaring the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan as Quds Day—an initiative of the founder of Islamic Revolution, the late Imam Khomeini.

A comparison between rallies held on Labor Day, Women’s Day and other international events with Quds Day will verify the enormous global impact of the auspicious event.

Besides, Islamic Awakening played a key role in mobilizing the social strata to show their strong support for oppressed Palestinians.

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