A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on August 2

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

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

The comments of parliament speakers past and present (Akbar Nategh Nouri and Ali Larijani) in support of the nuclear deal and about upcoming parliamentary elections dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday.


Ettela’at: “The government is determined to continue to fight land-grab,” Director of the Environment Protection Organization Masoumeh Ebtekar said.

The environment chief made the comment as she attended a ceremony at Ettela’at offices to inaugurate a new lithography service.


Abrar: “The US Senate cannot be given the text of the deal Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog have signed,” Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Reza Najafi said.

Abrar: President Rouhani will make a live televised speech Sunday evening.

Abrar: Three Spanish ministers will soon pay a visit to Iran.

Abrar: Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has lent unflinching support to the nuclear deal Iran and P5+1 clinched in Vienna, Austria.




Abrar-e Eghtesadi: The problem of unemployment has worsened under a government that views joblessness as the biggest local problem the country is facing.




Aftab-e Yazd: Babak Zanjani [a young billionaire who stands accused of massive corruption when Ahmadinejad was in office] has said in a letter to MPs that he acted the way he did in line with orders, not on his own initiative.

Aftab-e Yazd: Are supporters of Ahmadinejad worried about new revelations by First Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri?

The daily features an analysis on the preemptive complaint the previous government has filed [against the current government] to avoid accountability.



Arman-e Emrooz: There are speculations that Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Hassan Rouhani and Seyyed Hassan Khomeini will run for the Assembly of Experts on the same ticket.




Ebtekar: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi have been awarded the Heroes Jersey.




Hemayat: “Up to 50 percent of all offenses committed in the country are drug-related,” said the deputy judiciary chief for prevention.

Hemayat: MPs have reacted to the most recent comments of the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. “Don’t try to bypass the laws. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action should be voted on in parliament.”




Iran: The trial of Saeed Mortazavi [a former Tehran prosecutor] in connection with the death of Mohsen Rouholamini in detention at Kahrizak has come to an end.

Iran: The electoral advice of moderate principlists:

Former Parliament Speaker Akbar Nategh Nouri: The Guardian Council should act in a way that makes the participation of all factions in the upcoming elections possible.

Current Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani: The stage should be set for all political factions to be part of the electoral process.




Jomhouri Islami: Former Parliament Speaker Nategh Nouri has said that the Iranian nuclear negotiating team tactfully turned threats into opportunities.

Jomhouri Islami: The current parliament speaker has said that the nuclear deal should be looked at from a national angle and cherished as an achievement.




Kayhan: The US Senate has summoned the arbiter of the deal [a reference to the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency]; Baharestan [Iran’s parliament] is still in recess.




Qods: A petition signed by 40 MPs calling for the impeachment of the oil minister will be presented to the Presiding Board of parliament next week.




Resalat: “Failure to uphold the national glory would carry a heavy political price tag,” said Tehran MP Ahmad Tavakoli.




Shahrvand: “The establishment made the right choice in the nuclear case,” said the parliament speaker.




Sharq: The president has sent a message of congratulations to the Iranian team after it won the title in the World Archery Championships.




Taadol: Free trade zones are hosting a first wave of investors [following the July 14 deal between Iran and P5+1].






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