A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Dec. 15

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Tuesday and picked headlines from 22 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

No single story dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday. Reformist-leaning papers put on their covers the comments of the chairman of the Expediency Council about upcoming elections, and principlist dailies focused on the comments of the Judiciary chief about the responsibilities of the Assembly of Experts.


Ettela’at: The country’s economic vulnerability has decreased, the economy minister told a national gathering on improvement of business environment.

A comprehensive map on international economic cooperation has been drawn.

Ettela’at: Wrong decisions of the previous government and its measures to gloss things over are to blame for a rise in social harms.

Unfortunately the previous government failed to look into the root causes of social harms. Its failure resulted in a rise in such harms, Fatemeh Daneshvar [a female entrepreneur] said.

Ettela’at: As many as 190 soldiers of the Saudi-led coalition died when the Yemeni army staged a massive missile attack on the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

Ettela’at: Government is determined to support research and technological development, said the minister of science, research and technology.

Allocation of 1 percent of the country’s GDP to research will transform the science sector.

Ettela’at: The misbehaviors of the hardliners don’t have any logical or legal foundation, said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Failure to meet the rightful expectations of students does not serve the interests of any establishment.

Ettela’at: The P5+1 resolution will be unanimously adopted at the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The comment by Iran’s IAEA envoy came ahead of a meeting of the Board of Governors to examine a report by the UN nuclear chief on Iran’s nuclear program.

Ettela’at: The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has said that Iran is to carry on with its advisory role in Syria.

Hossein Jaber Ansari further said that Iran’s unchangeable policy is to hold talks with its neighbors.




Afkar: Government appreciates the Supreme Leader’s trust in and support for the administration, said First Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri.

Afkar: Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has told the head of Iran-Indonesia Cooperation Group that unity is the cornerstone of Iran’s policy in dealing with the world of Islam.




Aftab-e Yazd: On orders of the president, ballot boxes to be used in upcoming elections will be transparent.




Arman-e Emrooz: The managing director of the State Retirement Fund has revealed millions of dollars in misconduct by the previous government.




Asr-e Eghtesad: The Iranian transport chief has said that Iran has reached an agreement with Airbus to buy 140 aircraft.



Asrar: A spokesman for the Interior Ministry has said that those who disrupt authorized gatherings will be referred to the Judiciary.




Bahar: In reaction to attacks by hardliners, Hashemi Rafsanjani has rushed to the defense of Seyyed Hassan [the grandson of the late Imam Khomeini] and [Seyyed Mahmoud] Doaei [the managing editor of Ettela’at daily].




Ebtekar: The influenza tsunami has found its way to Tehran.

A number of patients infected with H1N1 strain of the flu virus have been admitted to the hospitals of the capital.




Etemad: The German ambassador to Tehran has said in an exclusive interview with the daily that Berlin stands ready to act as a mediator between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Etemad: There is no such thing as “overseeing the leader” in the Constitution, said the Judiciary chief.

Etemad:  Authorities have released the list of 227 items whose import from the US is banned.

Clothes, tea, cigarettes, stationery items, sauces, and Christmas items are on the list.




Hambastegi: Hardliners and extremists are unhappy about society’s willingness to embrace moderate thoughts, said Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.




Hemayat: The Assembly of Experts is tasked with determining whether an individual meets the necessary requirements to become leader, it does not supervise the workings of the leader, said the Judiciary chief.

Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani said that human rights claims by a country like the US are absurd.

Hemayat: Nine Iranians are still unaccounted for following the deadly stampede involving Hajj pilgrims in Mina, Saudi Arabia in September.




Iran: The Foreign Ministry spokesman has said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will be implemented in January.

Iran: Saeed Mortazavi, the second co-defendant in an oil corruption trial, has told a hearing that he had the go-ahead of Ahmadinejad [to work with Babak Zanjani].




Jahan-e Sanat: The ban on the publication of news about and images of former President Mohammad Khatami does not have the blessing of the Leader, said the spokesman of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.




Javan: The Yemenis have taken revenge on the eve of a cease-fire.

Yemeni missiles killed 190 Blackwater, Saudi and Emirati troops.




Jomhouri Islami: The government spokesman has denied reports that a ban will be slapped on new hiring by the public sector next year.

Jomhouri Islami: The Judiciary chief has said that the oversight of the leader by the Assembly of Expert is illegal.

Tehran MP Ali Motahari has said that comments by the top judge that such supervision is illegal “took me by surprise”.




Kaenat: Inflation is expected to slip into single digits next month, said the economy minister.




Kayhan: A number of MPs have said that the US Congressional bill that requires those who have visited Iran to obtain a visa to travel to America amounts to violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.




Khorasan: An American professor in an interview with the daily has said that he and hundreds of his students have gone through the second letter Iran’s Supreme Leader has written to the youth in the West.




Resalat: The government spokesman has said that the government in not interested in carrying on with the implementation of the Targeted Subsidies Act.




Roozan: Five MPs have written a letter to the Judiciary, criticizing the way it treats Saeed Mortazavi [who is on trial for corruption and has a conviction under his belt].




Shahrvand: Help. Tehran is dying!

The number of people who fall victim to air pollution in Tehran is equal to the lives 20 air accidents might claim.




Taadol: Air pollution in Tehran on Monday was at its highest in nine months yesterday.