IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 21 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
The US elections and its results were the main headline in many newspapers today. The majority of them have referred to the possible victory of Hillary Clinton based on early results.
Another top story was Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Lebanon and his meetings with senior Lebanese officials including Secretary General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah.
The gas deal between Iran, France, and China for development of South Pars Gas Field also received great coverage.
Newspapers also covered the government’s reaction to yesterday’s remarks by Judiciary Chief about the contradictory remarks by President Hassan Rouhani about freedom of press. Rouhani had criticized the Judiciary for its actions against newspapers, but the Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani later revealed that Rouhani has in many cases complained to the Leader Ayatollah Khamenei about the Judiciary’s inaction in countering certain newspapers. Now, the Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht says Rouhani is an advocate of freedom of press and speech, but the government is opposed to freedom of insult and lie.
The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines:
1- Reza Zarrab’s Brother Also Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions
2- 21 to 24: The Average Age of Starting Use of Illicit Drugs in Iran
3- Number of Iraqi Displaced People Increased to 34,000
4- France and UAE to Hold Joint Drills
1- Gas Deal between Iran, China, and France: Total Becomes Leader of Developing Phase 11 of South Pars Gas Field
2- Africa’s Potentials for Development of Iran’s Halal Market
3- China and Turkey Seek to Buy Part of Iran-Venezuela Bank Shares
1- Export of $120m Knowledge-Based Products Produced in Iran’s Technology Park
2- Saudi Arabia Abusing Sanctities: Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman
1- Spokesman: Government’s Problem Is with Insults, Not with Freedom of Expression
2- Rouhani Is Getting More Dangerous on a Daily Basis: Hardline MP
3- Tehran Hit by Heavy Rain, City Council Members Fighting Each Other!
1- Mr President or Madam President? Hillary Clinton Has the Lead in US Election Results
2- Iranians Use 70 Million Metres of Textile Used in Making Chador: Black Chador Market Dominated by the Chinese
3- Female University Student Dies in Heavy Flood in Western Iran
4- Rafsanjani: Trump Is Dangerous; I Felt Pity for Obama!
1- Reformists Plan to Win Majority in City Councils
2- Zarif: We’re Ready for Cooperation with Lebanon
3- A Marathon without Any Winner: Campaigns for US Elections Are Over
1- Day of American Shock and Suspicion
2- First Energy Deal Based in IPC Is Signed
3- Zarif’s Special Visit to Lebanon Closely Monitored by Saudis
1- Zarif: We Support Lebanon against Terrorism; Iranian FM Meets with Nasrallah and Other High-Ranking Lebanese Officials
2- We Have Nothing to Do More Important than Iran’s Development: First VP
3- Early Vote Count Shows Clinton’s Lead in US Elections
4- 100 Headless Bodies Found in Mosul
1- Threats and Opportunities of Oil-Based Economic Growth
2- Saudi City of Najran on Verge of Fall
3- Zionist Regime [Israel] Is the Most Dangerous Enemy of Human Rights: Zarif
1- Iran Seeks to Have Cooperation with All Lebanese Groups: Zarif
2- France and China Sign $4.8bn Deal with Iran
3- Goodbye Grandmother of Iranian Kids: Tooran Mirhadi, a Pioneer in Children Books, Dies
1- Nightmares of White House’s New Tenant
2- EU in a New Test with Iran: Talks to Be Held in Brussels
3- Female University Student, Victim of Heavy Rain
4- New US President and Challenges Ahead [Editorial]
5- Persian Literature under Attack of Cyberspace Language
1- Obama’s “Change” Didn’t Change the US: Previous President to Hand Over the Dark Records to New One
2- Parade of Iranian Diplomacy in Lebanon: Zarif Was the First FM to Meet New Lebanese President
3- US Wants Taliban to Stay: Academic
1- Return of Major Oil Companies to Iran after JCPOA
2- Radicalism Is the Beginning of Deviation in Any Popular Movement: Rafsanjani
3- Most Controversial and Embarrassing Elections Held in US
4- 500,000 Palestinian Kids Write Letter to UN Secretary General, Asking Release of Arrested Kids
5- UN Envoy Warns about Yemen Situation
1- EU’s Office in Tehran: Diplomatic Centre or a New Den of Espionage?
2- People of Mosul Warmly Receive Iraqi Army
3- US Elections Over, the Embarrassment Remains
4- Illegal Oil Deal with Total before Approval of New Model of Oil Contracts
5- All the Government’s Promises: From Freedom of Press to Economic Opening
1- Revolutionary Stances in Heart of Resistance [Lebanon]
2- Corruption in Deal to Operate Alisadr Cave in Hamadan: Private Company Had Received the Right to Operate the Cave for Less than $200 a Year, While It Earned $5.2m Annually!
1- Security Index in Iran to Be Increased: Intelligence Minister
2- Zionist Regime [Israel], a Threat to Entire World: Zarif
1- Oil Minister’s Message to Foreign Companies: End Your Suspicions for Making Investment in Iran
2- Feminine Dreams over White House: Will US President Remain a Democrat?
1- Government Spokesman: Freedom of Expression, Yes, But Insult and Lies, No!
2- Hillary’s World, Trump’s Future
3- Travel Agencies Urged to Reveal Names of Those Who Visited Shiraz for Commemoration of Ancient Persian King Cyrus the Great
1- Beijing and Paris Try to Compensate for Their Mistakes in South Pars Gas Field
2- Zarif Meets with Hassan Nasrallah and Hariri
3- A Review of 300-Year-Old Ties between Iran and US: Post-Obama Era
1- Iran Signs Its Biggest Gas Deal: Zanganeh’s Diplomacy Works
2- Clinton on Verge of Becoming US President
3- A Dark Test of US Democracy [Editorial]
4- %15 Fine for Iran over Turkey’s Lawsuit
1- Government: We Should Suppress! Reactions to Revolutionary Stances of Judiciary Chief about the Contradictory Remarks of President Rouhani
2- They’re Afraid of Dialogue, But Talk about Freedom!
3- US Fear of Riot in Elections