A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 20

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on November 19

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, December 20, 2018, and picked headlines from 10 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Several papers today covered the visit of President Hassan Rouhani to Ankara, and his praise of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his positions against the US sanctions.

Also a top story was the ongoing UN-brokered ceasefire in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah, and the UN’s efforts to monitor and safeguard the truce.

An anti-Iran human rights resolution passed by the UN General Assembly also received great coverage.

The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:



1- US Endorses $3.5-Billion Missile Deal with Turkey

2- Iran Not to Remain Silent towards Violation of Commitments

3- US State Department Welcomes UN’s Anti-Iran Human Rights Resolution

4- Araqchi: Europeans Must Take Operational Steps to Safeguard JCPOA

5- Guterres Calls for Deployment of Int’l Observers to Monitor Hudaydah Truce


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- US Troops to Withdraw from Syria

2- Iran, Switzerland to Launch Payment Channel


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- European Ambassadors Growing Interest in Iranian Foods, Hobbies

2- Illusion of Senate

  • Top MP Says Some Dream of Turning Expediency Council into Senate



1- Zarif Not after Any Particular Objective in 2021 Presidential Elections

2- Afghanistan Peace, from Words to Deeds

  • A Review of Peace Talks with Taliban in UAE

3- Long Peace Process in Syria



1- Rouhani in Ankara to Develop Political, Economic Ties with Turkey

2- Trump Backs Off against Erdogan

  • US Taking New Measures to Appease Turkey



1- Rouhani: US Can’t Dictate Its Policies to Middle East from Far Away

2- ICT Minister: Cycle of Space Technology in Iran Completed

3- Saudi Royal Palace and Hatred of Public Opinion




1- Europe’s Financial Channel Turns into Narrow Passage

  • US Supports Switzerland Hosting SPV

2- US Very Likely to Be Gripped by Economic Downturn in 2019


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Europe Warns US over Deal with Palestine

2- Economic Criminal Returned to Iran

3- Netanyahu: US in War against Iran through Sanctions

4- Turkey Releases New Photos of Those behind Khashoggi’s Murder



1- Kuwait Envoy to UNHRC: You Don’t Know How Riyadh Begging Iran

2- The Guardian: Yellow Vest Movement Is Everywhere in Europe

3- UN Calls Israel Infanticidal Regime


Mardom Salari:

1- MPs Initially Approve Punishment for Insulting Iranian Ethnic Groups, Religions, Faiths

2- Turkey Adopted Decisive Positions against Plot of US Sanctions: Iran President

3- Europe in Fear, Feel Lonely: Hackers Disclose European Diplomats’ Correspondence



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