A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on April 16

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Thursday and picked headlines from 15 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Comment by President Hassan Rouhani that Iran does not care about what the US Congress has decided on a nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1 and that sanctions should be removed once the nuclear deal is struck dominated the front-page headlines in Iranian newspapers on Thursday. Also on the cover of the Iranian dailies were remarks by the chairman of the Expediency Council in reaction to a new media blitz against him.


Afarinesh: “Nuclear talks should end with the announcement of an end to unjust sanctions [against Iran],” said the president in Rasht, northern Iran.



Afkar: The water reserves of Tehran are still far from normal despite the recent rainfall in the capital.



Aftab-e Yazd: “S-300 air defense system will be delivered to Iran this year,” said the defense minister.

Aftab-e Yazd: “Reports on sexual harassment of two Iranian teenagers [in a Saudi airport] are far from correct,” said the Supreme Leader’s representative for Hajj affairs.




Arman-e Emrooz: “We should not go after fuss-making,” said President Rouhani.

Arman-e Emrooz: If Saudi Arabia goes ahead with its mistakes, it will get mired deeper in the quagmire of [looming] troubles.

Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani made the remark in reaction to Saudi airstrikes in Yemen.



Asrar: “Iran is dealing with the US government,” said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham in reaction to legislation passed unanimously by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday giving Congress power to review a nuclear deal with Iran.




Ebtekar: An option on the table for the Nobel [Peace] Prize

Think tanks believe that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is tipped to win the prize this year.

Ebtekar: The last word

The Iranian president once again reiterated that conclusion of a nuclear deal [at the end of nuclear talks] should mark the beginning of removing all sanctions against Iran.

Ebtekar: “I am not worried”.

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani said in reaction to a new media blitz against him.




Etemad: The puzzle of Carlos Queiroz

The daily unveils, for the first time, the draft contract of the head coach of the national Iranian soccer team.



Ettela’at: “We have chosen interaction, not confrontation, with the world,” President Rouhani told a crowd of locals in Gilan Province.

Ettela’at: “The international community has a more positive view on Iran,” said President of Spain’s Congress of Deputies Jesus Posada in a meeting with the Iranian foreign minister.



Financial Tribune: Iran equity market heading toward globalization




Hemayat: Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani has sounded a warning against seditionist acts which stand in the way of [enforcing] the law.




Iran: “P5+1, not [the US] Congress, is the one we are talking to,” said President Rouhani in Gilan Province.




Iran Daily: No deal unless sanctions lifted simultaneously



Kayhan: The House of Saud under the illusion of dominating the region; yesterday with petrodollars, today with bombs

President Rouhani made the remark in a gathering of locals in northern Iran.

Kayhan: “Carmakers have raised prices with the government support,” said a member of the Competition Council.




Resalat: “The House of Saud should not be the custodian of the Land of [divine] Revelation,” said Grand Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli.



Sharq: “The critics should not play the Supreme Leader card,” said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Sharq: The Expediency Council chairman has said that he is not concerned about the media hype [targeting him], adding that extremist currents feel more concerned in such circumstances.



Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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