A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on September 26

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 36 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The tragic death of hundreds of Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday.


Ettela’at: Up to 2,000 Hajj pilgrims have fallen victim to Saudi incompetence.

Following the catastrophic stampede in Mina near Mecca, the Supreme Leader declared three days of national mourning.


Abrar: The bodies of those killed in Mina are likely to be transferred back home on Monday.

Abrar: President Rouhani has urged Saudi Arabia to cooperate with Iran in offering aid to Iranian pilgrims.

Abrar: The UN nuclear chief has said that he is certain about the authenticity of Parchin samples.

Abrar: The White House has offered condolences to the families of those who died in the Mina stampede.




Afkar: The Supreme Leader has declared three days of national mourning following the deadly stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

Afkar: The Saudi government’s mismanagement came to light following the tragic incident in Mina.




Aftab-e Yazd: Tragedy leaves 131 Iranian pilgrims dead, 60 injured and 365 missing in Mina.

The Supreme Leader has said that the Saudi government has a duty to assume responsibility for this bitter incident.

Aftab-e Yazd: Foreign leaders have lined up to meet with President Rouhani in New York.

Aftab-e Yazd: The Saudi government should provide answers to the world of Islam.




Amin: Tragedy in Mina; three days of national mourning in Iran.

Amin: Sadegh Zibakalam [a prominent university professor] has urged President Rouhani to meet with President Obama [in New York].



Arman-e Emrooz: Mina became a place of sacrifice for Hajj pilgrims.

One-hundred-thirty-one Iranian pilgrims were killed and 366 are missing following the stampede near Mecca.

Arman-e Emrooz: The world of Islam is mourning the loss [of Hajj pilgrims].

Arman-e Emrooz: The chairman of the Expediency Council has paid an unofficial visit to Qom.




Asr-e Iranian: The world is united against the incompetence of the Saudi government.

Indian and Pakistani scholars have lashed out at the Saudi government.



Asr-e Rasaneh: Exports of iron ore will come to a halt in four years.




Asrar: The largest European trade delegation in Tehran

Asrar: “Iran seeks interaction with the rest of the world more than ever before,” President Rouhani said in New York.




Bahar: Ayatollah Yasrebi has urged the critics of the Rouhani government to end their “theatrical concerns”.

“You are more worried about the wealth you amassed in those eight years [a reference to Ahmadinejad presidency],” he said in comments aimed at the so-called Worriers [supporters of Ahmadinejad].




Ebtekar: The serial incompetence of the House of Saud

A bloodbath involving Hajj pilgrims




Emtiaz: “After the removal of sanctions, Iran won’t exclusively sell crude oil,” said the minister of economy.




Etemad: Mina, a place of sacrifice

A stampede in Mina coupled with Saudi mismanagement has resulted in the deaths of up to 2,000 pilgrims.




Ghanoon:  The world is mourning the Mina tragedy.

The exact cause of the stampede and the number of victims have yet to be determined.

The Iranian Cabinet is on standby to facilitate aid to the victims of the crush.

Ghanoon: “Break the 36-year-old taboo [and meet with President Obama],” said Sadegh Zibakalam [a university professor] in a letter to President Rouhani.




Hambastegi: The energy minister has warned about water shortages, saying rationing might be around the corner.

Hambastegi: A tragic death for Hajj pilgrims

Friday prayers across Iran have condemned Saudi incompetence.




Hemayat: Time has come for the Al-Saud family to be put on trial.

Hemayat: “The Saudi government should be held accountable for the Mina incident,” said Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani.




Hosban: “Saudi Arabia is not competent to manage the Hajj,” said Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Emami Kashani.




Iran: Tragedy in Mina

Iranian statesmen have been given a special assignment to follow up the tragedy.




Jamejam: Evidence that the al-Saud family is incompetent



Javan: “The priority of the Saudi government is to attack Yemen, not to ensure the safety of Hajj!” said the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.

Javan: “Why have the top scholars of Saudi Arabia and al-Azhar Mosque opted for silence?” renowned Iranian director Majid Majidi asked in reaction to the Mina tragedy.




Jomhouri Islami: The global coverage of Saudi incompetence following the tragic incident in Mina which left some 1,300 pilgrims killed.

Following the deadly stampede, senior clerics and political and cultural figures have released messages of condolences.

The President has tasked four of his ministers and the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization to follow up the case and make sure the bodies of the victims are transferred back home and the injured are tended to immediately.




Kaenat: The bloody day of Hajj; tragedy in Mina

Labbayks (affirmative answers) which remained unfinished




Kayhan: Al Saud Family made a pile of dead pilgrims.




Khorasan: The world of Islam is gripped by anger and sadness after Mina turned into a place of sacrifice.




Mardomsalari: Iran’s Democracy Party has called for Hajj to be salvaged from Saudi incompetence.

It has said that the presence of President Rouhani in the UN should be used to help set up a fact-finding mission by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation.




Payam-e Zaman: Worshippers across Iran have condemned the Saudi inefficiency in handling the Hajj rituals.




Qods: Save the world of Islam.

After supporting terrorists for years, the tragedy in Mina completed the cycle of Saudi crimes and incompetence.

Qods: A Saudi Royal Court cleric has said that pilgrims intentionally walked to their deaths.




Rah-e Mardom: This time around, Hajj pilgrims fell victim.

Around 365 Iranian pilgrims are missing following the stampede.




Resalat: The mismanagement of the Saudi government was to blame for the stampede.




Rooyesh-e Mellat: Iran is mourning after the Supreme Leader declared a three-day mourning period across the country.




Roozan: The Saudi government organized a bloody Feast of Sacrifice in Mina.




Sayeh: Was it an accident? Or did they fall victim to politics?

A look at the deadly days of Mecca




Setareh Sobh: There are speculations as to what caused the tragedy in Mecca.




Shahrvand: Following the Mina tragedy the cabinet has convened an extraordinary session.




Sharq: They died innocently in the vicinity of Kaaba.



Siasat-e Rooz: Muslims around the world are asking the House of Saud why Mina turned into a slaughterhouse of pilgrims.