A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on February 21

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, February 21, and picked headlines from 23 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The top story in Iranian newspapers today was the transfer of the bodies of plane crash victims from the crash site near the peak of Dena Mountain, and the calls for the resignation of Roads Minister Abbas Akhondi.

Several papers also covered a phone conversation between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the latest regional developments.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s speech at the Moscow-based Valdai Club Conference and First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri’s remarks in an interview with the Financial Times also received great coverage.

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



1- Rouhani to Erdogan: Tehran, Ankara Have Same Goals in Regional, Int’l Issues

2- Iran Foreign Ministry: Our Missile Program Defensive, Deterrent


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- 48 Hours of Anxiety

  • Was It So Much Difficult to Find Crashed Plane’s Wreckage?
  • Do Bereaved Families Have Right to Complain about Length of Operation?


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Roads Minister Not Willing to Resign Despite Numerous Incidents, Pressure on Rouhani

2- 45 Bodies Recovered from Crashed Plane


Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- Saudis Want Oil Price to Be Increased to $70

  • Saudi Oil Minister: We’ll Remain Committed to OPEC Deal



1- Top MP: We’ll Summon Rouhani to Parliament If Enough Number of MPs Agree

2- Assad-Erdogan Confrontation in Afrin



1- Iran Ambassador to New Delhi: India Pays Its Debts to Iran

2- Iran First VP: People to Stand by Islamic Republic



1- Iran First VP: Those Who Attack Gov’t Are Indeed Harming Entire Establishment

2- Zarif, Lavrov Warn US against Fanning Fuel of Syria Crisis

3- Rouhani: We Shouldn’t Let Terror Groups Be Reinforced

4- Bodies of Victims of Aseman Airlines’ Plane Crash to Be Recovered



1- Iran First VP: IRGC Not Opposed to Foreign Investment in Iran



1- Judiciary Chief: Spies Disguising Themselves as Civil Activist



1- Red Alert in Afrin


Jahan-e San’at:

1- Rouhani to Erdogan: Astana, Sochi Talks Raise Hopes; Trend Must Continue



1- Four Police Officers, Basij Forces Killed in Dervishes’ Bus, Car Attacks

2- Police’s Innocence, Power against Brutality of a Convict’s Fans

  • BBC: Killing 3 Police Officers Necessary for Dervishes to Maintain Their Sanctity

3- Iran’s Esteghlal Defeats Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal

4- Trump’s JCPOA Ultimatum Not Serious: US State Department’s Soft Letter to EU


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Iran’s Oil, Gas Export Capacity Increases to 8 Million Barrels per Day

2- 200 Senior American Political Experts Describe Trump as Worst US President



1- Savage Remnants of ISIS Commit Crime in Iran under Guise of Dervishes

  • A Report on Incidents in Tehran’s Pasdaran Street

2- Zionist Regime’s Media Confess to Israel’s Support for Takfiris to Confront Iran

3- Japan, South Korea’s Progress Not Result of Their Friendship with US

  • They Succeed Because Domestic Production More Important to Them Than Their Family



1- Zarif Defends Discourse of Peace in Moscow’s Valdai Conference



1- ISIS-Style Crimes in Tehran: 3 Police Officers, 3 Basij Forces Killed by Dervish Fans

2- 7% of US People Consider Iran as Their Main Enemy

  • American People’s Thoughts Different from US Statesmen: Poll



1- Riot of “ISIS-Like” Dervishes Ends with 300 Arrests



1- Two Ministers May Be Impeached Following Plane Crash


Seda-ye Eslahat:

1- Four Cases of Child Abuse in Iran Every Hour



1- First VP to Financial Times: Iran’s Constitution Needs Revision



1- Bodies of Plane Crash Victims Transferred with Tears, Grief

2- Al Saud Changing Oil Policies Due to Budget Deficit: Iran MP


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Iran FM Defends Military Reaction to Zionists


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