A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on September 23

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Remarks by President Rouhani in a ceremony to mark the beginning of Sacred Defense Week and his comments in the inauguration of a subway line dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday.


Ettela’at: “Iran has the largest and most powerful anti-terror armed forces in the region,” said President Rouhani in a military parade which marked the start of Sacred Defense Week.

President Rouhani: Regional nations know well that the Iranian armed forces are the only forces which can eradicate terrorists.

President Rouhani: We are a united nation which can join hands to overcome all problems and help build a more developed and vibrant Iran.


Afkar: “We are not seeking to invade any country,” said the president in a military parade to mark the start of Sacred Defense Week.




Aftab-e Yazd: A meaningful mission

The daily has analyzed a mandate by FM Zarif to his deputy Abbas Araghchi to supervise the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Aftab-e Yazd: The world is waiting to listen to Mr. President’s address [at the UN General Assembly].

Aftab-e Yazd: Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, a principlist cleric, has said that cell phones are to blame for women’s failure to observe Hijab [Islamic dress code].




Arman-e Emrooz: A change of heart in [the camp of] the Worriers

Forget about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; do not change governors general [a reference to supporters of former president Ahmadinejad whose opposition to the Iran nuclear deal is waning; they are now reacting to the government’s decision to replace some governors general.

Arman-e Emrooz: Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, a hardline principlist, has blamed price hikes on the Internet and cell phones.

Arman-e Emrooz: Tehran MP Ali Motahari has said that some reformists are more principlist than the principlists, adding that vengeance is the reason behind targeting the reformists.




Asrar: President Rouhani has said that Iran has the largest anti-terror armed forces in the world.

Asrar: Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani has said that those who have not fought in the battlefields for a single day are unhappy with the end of [the Iraqi-imposed] war.




Ebtekar: “Tehran is the honor of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” President Rouhani said in the inauguration of Line 3 of the capital’s subway system.




Emtiaz: Celebrations were held across the country for [1.3 million] first-graders on the eve of the school year.




Etemad: “When necessary, we should keep silent to help the revolution survive,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Etemad: President Rouhani and Tehran’s Mayor Ghalibaf get on the subway.




Hambastegi: “We should not let some infiltrate the country and create divisions,” said the speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly in a ceremony to mark Sacred Defense Week.




Javan: G4+1 [to be formed] to take on ISIL

The daily has published a report on cooperation among Iran, Russia, Iraq, and Syria plus Hezbollah on the fight against terrorism.



Kayhan: The reverse spinning of the economy’s wheel in the thick of nuclear deal

Kayhan: The West has welcomed IAEA Chief Amano’s Parchin visit.




Mardomsalari: Ten Iranian movies have lined up for a race: the [Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th] Academy Awards.




Resalat: Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the US is seeking adventurism in Iran.

Resalat: “Sacred Defense was the most honorable defense the Iranian nations put up [against an enemy],” said the president in a military parade of the armed forces on Tuesday.




Rooyesh-e Mellat: [Labor Minister] Rabiei has raised the number of yellow cards the government has been given [by MPs] to 14.




Setareh Sobh: “The hardline minority has not even caught a whiff of gunpowder of war,” said Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani in a meeting with a host of Sacred Defense veterans.




Shahrvand: “We won twice, one time in the war and one time against the war,” said President Rouhani in the inauguration of a subway line in Tehran.

He further said that Iran emerged the winner in the Sacred Defense and it defeated war in nuclear talks.




Sharq: “Some label the reformists as pagans,” said Tehran MP Ali Motahari.




Tafahom: “We are not satisfied with the way the Constitution’s Article 44 is implemented,” the head of the Iranian Privatization Organization said.