A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Dec. 9

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 28 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The much-anticipated closure of Iran’s PMD file at the IAEA Board of Governors dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. The comments of the government spokesman in a news conference also appeared on the cover of dailies.


Ettela’at: P5+1 has called for Iran’s case at the International Atomic Energy Agency to be declared closed.

A PMD resolution drafted by P5+1 will be put to the vote at a December 14 meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors.


Abrar: A motion introduced by a number of MPs calls for life imprisonment to replace the death penalty for individuals found guilty of drug smuggling.




Abrar-e Eghtesadi: Air France to resume flights to Tehran

Abrar-e Eghtesadi: Iran and Finland are to make joint investment in the field of trade.




Aftab-e Yazd: Rouhani’s bread and hope is better than Ahmadinejad’s bread and cheese, said a former advisor to the former president.

Mehdi Kalhor further said that the conduct of Ahmadinejad ran counter to the principles of justice.

He said the real nuclear progress was nailed down when the reformist government [of Mohammad Khatami] was in office.

Aftab-e Yazd: Even if the heavy rainfalls of recent weeks persisted for 30 years, the problem of water shortage in the country wouldn’t be solved, said Parviz Kardavani, the father of the country’s desert studies.




Arman-e Emrooz: The Iranian Army is to stage anti-terror maneuvers near Tehran.

Arman-e Emrooz: A historic decision by Seyyed Hassan Khomeini [the grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic]

There is no reason not to run for the Assembly of Experts.




Asr-e Iranian: The secretary general of Iraq’s Badr Organization has vowed to destroy the tanks Erdogan has deployed on Iraqi soil.




Asr-e Rasaneh: An Iran-Oman gas deal will be signed soon.




Bahar: Mahmoud Doaei, the managing editor of Ettela’at daily, has said that he has received no warnings and that he would forge ahead with its current approach.

[It came after some principlist news agencies reported that Doaei has been summoned to the Special Clerical Court after his newspaper ran a report featuring the image of former President Mohammad Khatami at a time when the ban on coverage of news stories related to the reformist president remained in effect.]




Ebtekar: With measures to set up Book Courts, alarm bells have been sounded for plagiarists.




Eghtesad-e Pooya: In a meeting between the Iranian oil minister and the Russians, the largest Russian oil company has signaled its readiness to make investment in Iran.




Etemad: The government spokesman has said that the administration will take effective steps with regard to the house arrest [of the two presidential candidates who disputed the results of the 2009 vote and thus sparked massive unrest].




Ghanoon: This man can single-handedly render the US unsafe.

Donald Trump has called for a complete shutdown of Muslim entry to the US.




Hambastegi: The director of the National Tax Administration has said that he has not resigned, nor has he been replaced.

He further said VAT won’t increase next year.




Hamshahri: Some 150 MPs have thanked Tehran Municipality for offering services to Shiite pilgrims in neighboring Iraq for Arba’een ceremony.




Hemayat: The judiciary chief has criticized certain groups for putting pressure on the Guardian Council [ahead of elections].




Iran: The presence of three global automotive giants in Iran has been finalized, said the minister of industries, mines and trade at an Iran-Finland trade cooperation conference.




Jahan-e Sanat: Foreign investors have found their way to Isfahan and Mashhad.

A $350 million investment for development of the country’s airports




Javan: Seventy MPs want the death penalty to be removed from the anti-drugs law.




Jomhouri Islami: Three German, Swedish and French carmakers have agreed to make it to the Iran market after the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Jomhouri Islami: Tehran MP Ali Motahari has said that protecting the establishment should not be used as an excuse to set aside all opponents and critics.




Kayhan: Britain is still in the grips of flooding.




Khorasan: Some 7,000 Russian troops have taken up position near the border with Turkey.




Mardomsalari: To mark People with Disabilities Week, a center has been set up to support people with spinal cord injuries.




Resalat: The Guardian Council has informed the Interior Ministry of the software-related problems of electronic voting.




Rooyesh Mellat: Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to the Supreme Leader, has said that Iran won’t accept any new claims after the PMD case has been closed.




Shahrvand: The first vice-president had a busy schedule in Alborz Province Tuesday.

Billion-dollar attempts by some regional countries to foil the nuclear talks did not produce the intended result, Eshagh Jahangiri said.




SMT: Japan has expressed readiness to cooperate with Iranian motorcycle manufacturers.




Taadol: The possible military dimension (PMD) case plays a role in how next year’s spending package is drafted, the government spokesman said.

Mohammad Bagher Nobakht further said that P5+1 has closed Iran’s PMD case so the 12 resolutions the IAEA Board of Governors has issued against Iran will be revoked.




Vaghaye-e Etefaghiyeh: Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-e Ravanchi has said that the problem of LC and SWIFT will be settled and Iran’s frozen assets will be released next month.




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