A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on August 20

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Thursday and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

President Rouhani’s important comments on elections and the nuclear deal his administration has cut with six world powers dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday. The verdict issued in the fraud and accessory to murder case of Saeed Mortazavi, a former director of the Social Security Organization, was also on the cover of most dailies.


Ettela’at: “The nuclear deal is a unique achievement,” President Rouhani told a joint meeting of his Cabinet and governors general from across the country.

He further said that the stage is set for major transformation in the country.



Abrar: “A single party or faction won’t dominate the future parliament,” President Rouhani said.

Abrar: An MP has described the performance of the minister of economy and financial affairs as “very positive”.

The impeachment of Dr. Ali Tayyebnia is likely to be shelved.

Abrar: Saeed Mortazavi, a former director of the Social Security Organization, has been sentenced to one year in jail. Six months of his prison term is suspended.

Mortazavi has been found not guilty [on charges of being an accessory to murder] in the case related to Kahrizak detention facility.




Afarinesh: President Rouhani has said that Iran’s approach centers on dialogue to settle global problems.




Afkar: “Parliament will either vote on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or will prepare a report on it,” said the chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.




Aftab-e Yazd: “The Guardian Council oversees the elections; it does not organize them,” President Hassan Rouhani said.




Arman-e Emrooz: President Rouhani has said that electoral oversight and implementation should not mix.

Speaking at a joint meeting of his Cabinet and provincial governors from across the country, the president said that the Iranian people make decisions for the country.

Arman-e Emrooz: “There are some efforts [behind the scenes] to disrupt ties between Iran and Turkey,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council at a meeting with the Turkish ambassador to Tehran.




Asr-e Iranian: Thanks to the ineffective diplomacy of Oil Ministry officials in the past seven months, the drop in oil prices has cost Iran $13 billion dollars in revenues.




Asrar: The chief of staff of President Rouhani has said that the nuclear deal opens up an opportunity for the country to expand ties with the rest of the world.




Ebtekar: A parliamentary committee dominated by MPs critical of Foreign Minister Zarif

Members of the JCPOA Review Committee have been named.

Ebtekar: Unmarried women above 30 years of age can adopt children.




Emtiaz: Road accidents across the country claim as many as 90 lives each day.

Emtiaz: Some 60 percent of Iranian towns do not have movie theaters.




Esfahan Emrooz: Production of a new SUV at Iran Khodro [Iran’s largest automotive company] has started.




Etemad: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is to be reviewed in the 9+6 committee.

Critics of Foreign Minister Zarif have the upper hand in the 15-member parliamentary review committee.

The six members of the committee who support the nuclear deal will have a difficult job on their hands.




Hemayat: Political figures and representatives have supported the Supreme Leader’s comments on the need for public vigilance to frustrate enemy inroads.

“They can’t create divisions in Iran,” said Gholamali Haddad Adel.

“The Supreme Leader’s warning on American efforts to infiltrate the country is realistic,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.

“JCPOA won’t change our policy of standing up to hegemonic powers,” said Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.




Jomhouri Islami: Iran and Japan are to hold talks on investment in Iran in the post-sanctions era.




Kayhan: The key turned, but for elections! [A sarcastic reference to candidate Rouhani’s campaign theme that he holds the key to the country’s problems]

The thought-provoking comments of the president on the role of the Guardian Council




Mardomsalari: International companies have expressed readiness to explore oil in the Iranian-owned section of the Caspian Sea.




Rah-e Mardom: “Having economic sanctions terminated all at once is a great achievement,” President Rouhani said.



Roozan: “Top clerics have not opposed the presence of women in sports stadiums,” said the deputy governor of Tehran Province.

“We are being accused on the world stage of failure to respect the most basic rights of women,” he said.



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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