A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on February 15

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, February 15, and picked headlines from 20 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Many newspapers today covered the efforts made by the Central Bank of Iran to control the forex market, in which the dollar rate has particularly increased to an unprecedented level.

President Hassan Rouhani’s idea of holding a plebiscite on the country’s controversial issues also remained a top story as several reformist papers discussed the issue through interviews with theorists and analysts.

The recent arrest of several environmentalists on charge of espionage, and the death of one of them, a university professor named Kavous Seyyed-Emami, also continued to make headlines today.

The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:

 

Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Reformist Theorists Discuss Rouhani’s Referendum Bid


 

Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Based on Rouhani’s Order, Committee Formed to Pursue Deaths of Prisoners

2- Reformist Figures to Rouhani: Use Your Legal Options Instead of Referendum

3- Forex Traders Arrested: 755 Banks Accounts Blocked

4- Women’s Demands to Be Met through Non-Political View: MP


 

Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- LCs Being Given to Public Sector: Why Private Sector Deprived of Foreign Funds?


 

Ebtekar:

1- Ahmadinejad Once Again Lashes Out at Judiciary

2- Tehran, New Delhi from Window of Chabahar

  • Rouhani to Visit India Today at Head of High-Ranking Delegation

3- Influenza Once Again Affecting Birds

  • Three Dead Birds Diagnosed with Severe Flu Found in Tehran


 

Ettela’at:

1- Zarif: We’ve Secured Our Country’s Interests

  • Iran Turned into Constructive Player in Region

2- Tehran Prosecutor Urges Officials Not to Interfere in Judicial Procedures

3- Damascus: Zionist Regime Must Expect More Surprises

4- Bodies of Sanchi Oil Tanker Victims Welcomed in Tehran


 

Ghanoon:

1- Best Futsal Player of Asia, Hassanzadeh: Asia Too Small for Iran


 

Hamshahri:

1- Budget for Happiness in City

  • 22 Cinematic, Athletic, Welfare Complexes to Be Constructed in Tehran Next Year

2- Dangerous Birds Threatening Public Health

3- Iran’s Regional Opponents Sidelined


 

Iran:

1- Central Bank Unveils Plan to Control Forex Rates

2- Tehran’s Clean Air: Rain, Wind Saves Capital

3- Experts Discuss If Referendum Means Respect for People’s Vote or Creates Dichotomy in Society


 

Jahan-e San’at:

1- Parliament’s Reaction to Iran’s Forex Developments

  • Is There a Conspiracy?


 

Javan:

1- Joint Operation by Central Bank, Police Decreases Dollar Rate

2- Netanyahu Accused of Bribery

  • Opposition Parties Call for His Dismissal

3- Prosecutor: Those Who Doubt Seyyed-Emami’s Suicide Are Not Aware of Facts

4- New Forms of Espionage, Field of World Powers’ Hostility towards Iran

5- Macron’s American Illusion for Attacking Syria

6- US Gives Nothing in Aid to Iraq Reconstruction


 

Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Zarif in Meeting with Iraqi PM: Iran Not to Spare Any Effort to Help Reconstruction Iraq

2- Araqchi: $12 Billion in LCs Operationalized Since JCPOA Implementation

3- Bahraini Nation Not to Stop Fight against Al Khalifa Regime


 

Kayhan:

1- Car Importers, Traders Benefit from IRR 30,000 Billion [$625m] Concession

2- Tunisian MP Tears Apart Israeli Flag in Parliament Session

3- Dollar Rate Increases to IRR 50,000! Economic Terrorists Getting Revenge from People

4- Espionage under Cover of Environmental Activities

  • A Review of Warnings Kayhan Gave 3 Years Ago


 

Kelid:

1- 90 MPs Warn President about Fluctuations in Forex Market

2- Main Challenge of Recent Days: Decreasing, Increasing Taxes on Car Imports


 

Khorasan:

1- Agriculture Minister: Take Bird Flu Seriously

2- Arabs, Turkey, US to Provide Billions of Dollars for Iraq’s Reconstruction

3- Villagers’ Damaged Houses to Be Reconstructed by June


 

Roozan:

1- Iran’s Continued Wins after JCPOA in New Delhi

2- Number of Homeless Women Increased, Social Service Association Warns


 

Seda-ye Eslahat:

1- Good News Coming for Tehran Metro: Chairman of City Council

2- What Happened to Plan on Transfer of Capital from Tehran


 

Shahrvand:

1- Omani Officials Causing Troubles for Iranian Clubs in AFC Champions League


 

Shargh:

1- Imam Khomeini’s Grandson: Imam Didn’t Have Personal Stuff but His Clothes, Slippers


 

Tejarat:

1- Gov’t to Decide about Hike in Water, Power, Gas Prices

2- Parliament May Back Off from Summoning Rouhani

3- Zarif Focus of Attention in Kuwait Conference

4- House Price to Rise Next Year


 

Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- No War to Begin as Enough Number of Missiles Deployed: Iranian Analyst

2- Saudi Arabia: We Won’t Give Blood Money for Mina Victims

3- Bahraini Revolutionaries: We’ve Become Stronger

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