A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Jan. 2

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 19 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The president’s order to accelerate the country’s missile program dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday.


Ettela’at: The president has ordered Iran’s missile capabilities boosted.

It came in reaction to continued hostilities by the US administration.


Abrar: The chairman of the Expediency Council has said that the establishment has no problem with religious minorities, especially Christians.




Abrar-e Eghtesadi: The private sector has been given the go-ahead to import gasoline.




Afarinesh: Kashan University and University of Illinois have signed a cooperation document.

Afarinesh: The defense minister has said that Iran’s defense and missile capability poses no threat to neighboring countries.




Afkar: In the first nine months of the year [started March 21, 2015] 145 trade delegations from 48 countries visited Iran.

Afkar: Iran’s missile capability is not negotiable, said Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.




Aftab-e Yazd: The plan to ease air pollution stalled for eight years [a reference to Ahmadinejad’s presidency], said the director of the Environment Protection Organization.




Arman-e Emrooz: The former intelligence minister has said that his men had infiltrated the Presidential Office in the final two years of Ahmadinejad presidency.

Arman-e Emrooz: Those who ordered an attack on Tehran MP Ali Motahari when he was in Shiraz to deliver a speech will go on trial.

The announcement came as a court in the southern city issued a verdict in the case of those who carried out the attack.




Asrar: President Rouhani’s chief of staff has said the sanctions are on the verge of being eliminated.

Asrar: Ali Motahari, an MP, has said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani should have parted ways with principlists much earlier.




Ebtekar: Our tunnels are full of missiles ready to blast off, said Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the second in command of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps.




Etemad: I hope Iran can develop missiles with a range of more than 5,000 km, said Mohsen Rezaei [a former Revolutionary Guard commander] in a letter to President Rouhani.




Hemayat: The attorney general has underlined a unified approach to protecting the environment.




Iran: The US backed down after a decision by President Rouhani [to boost Iran’s missile capability].

New missile sanctions against Iran have been put off.




Javan: Iran’s missile response to the post-JCPOA sanctions

Imposition of sanctions has been put off.




Jomhouri Islami: Petrochemical products to receive €12 billion in finances.




Kayhan: Stopping the nuclear deal would be the best response to American audacity.




Khorasan: The director of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has said that the exhumation of the bodies of a number of Iranian victims of the Mina tragedy has started.




Resalat: The Foreign Ministry spokesman has said Iran will respond to the American measures by boosting its defense capability.




Sharq: Applications by American citizens to travel to Iran have doubled.




Vaghaye-e Etefaghiyeh: Wait for the rhetoric to get tougher.

In an interview with the daily, Hossein Allah Karam has defended the insulting comments Yalasarat weekly published against the vice-president for women and family affairs.

We published that piece in line with the principle of freedom of speech, he said.