A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 29

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

Newspapers on Thursday highlighted the remarks made by various Iranian officials about the pro-Establishment demonstrations of December 30, 2009.

The reactions to a recent report by Shahrvand newspaper about dozens of homeless people who sleep inside graves in a cemetery near Tehran also received great coverage.

Papers also widely covered the death of Donya Fannizadeh, the master of popular Iranian puppet character Kolah Ghermezi [the One with the Red Hat], who passed away at the age of 49 because of hand cancer.

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



1- Mosul Dam, More Dangerous than Atomic Bomb

2- 75 Years after Japan’s Attack: US and Japan Looking for Sustainable Peace in Pearl Harbour

3- Ahmadinejad’s Heritage for Rouhani: A Hole Which Can’t Be Filled

4- US Says Allegations about Its Support for ISIS in Syria Are Ridiculous



1- Vigilance Is Iranian Nation’s Biggest Asset: Parliament Speaker

2- Police Will Prevent Production of Unsafe Cars


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Going towards Failure? How Much Chance Does Qalibaf, the Mayor of Tehran and Possible Conservative Candidate, Have to Win Presidency?

2- [Popular Iranian Puppet] Kolah Ghermezi [literally Red Hat] Stops Moving: Puppeteer Donya Fannizadeh Dies at 49



1- The World Is Thirsty for Cooperation with and Making Investment in Iran: Rafsanjani

2- Kolah Ghermezi and the End of ‘Donya’

3- People Like Asghar Farhadi Should Roll Up Sleeves: A Look at Celebrities’ Moves to Resolve Social Harms

4- President Rouhani: Who in Iran Can Tolerate Taking Shelter in a Grave?



1- Sleeping in Graves Turned to a Political Issue

2- Trump Threatens in Twitter: Horrible Iran Deal Was End of Friendship with Israel

3- John Kerry’s Late Move to Reveal Obama’s Prescription for Peace

4- Sleeping in Graves Is Not Tolerable, We Are All Responsible: Rouhani


1- Fight against Corruption without Any Discrimination Is a Prerequisite for Improving Economy and Ethics: President

2- Charter on Citizens’ Rights Aimed at Strengthening Religious Democracy

3- ISIS Commanders Captured in Intelligence Operation by Iraqi Forces

4- Police Commander: Portal to Be Launched for Stolen Properties



1- Kolah Ghermezi’s Life Was Dependent on Donya

2- Christmas Supper: Russia and Turkey Prepare Plan for Syria Ceasefire


Haft-e Sobh:

1- Goodbye Donya [literally the World]: Donya Fanizadeh, the Puppeteer of Kolah Ghermezi Dies at 49

2- Mashhad, the Political Capital of Conservatives

3- My Christian Compatriot [Editorial]



1- Secretary of Guardian Council Praises Judiciary’s Firmness in Taking Action against Corrupt People and Those Who Create Sedition

2- Deputy Head of Judiciary: We Are Not Opposed to Amending Law of Fight against Illicit Drugs

Jame Jam:

1- Anniversary of People’s Pro-Establishment Demonstrations on December 30, 2009:

  • President: People Made a Great Move to Defend the Islamic Establishment
  • Parliament Speaker: People on December 30 Determined the Future Path of Iran


1- President Rouhani: People’s Move on December 30 Was Aimed at Defending the Right Path

2- French Company that Had Sold Iran Infected Blood Opens Office in Iran

Jomhouri Eslami:

1- People’s Questions about Public Funds Wasted [by Previous Gov’t] Should Be Answered: Rouhani

2- Asian Countries’ Import of Iran’s Crude Oil More than Doubled

3- Iraqi PM in Reaction to Riyadh: Popular Forces Units Are a Legal Organization


1- These People Are Obeying Their Leader that They Don’t Create a Storm [against those who created 2009 sedition]



1- Parliament Speaker: People’s Political Vigilance on December 30, 2009, Was Unique in the World

2- If It Wasn’t for Leader’s Prudence in 2009 Sedition, Iran Would Have Turned Worse than Libya and Egypt: Senior Cleric

3- Erdogan: US-Led Coalition Supports Terrorists

4- Assad Will Strongly Remain in Power US and Britain Lose the Game in Syria


Rooyesh-e Mellat:

1- Mossad, CIA, and Saudi Intelligence Officers Surrounded in Aleppo: Senior MP

2- Public Surveillance Is Biggest Power to Fight Corruption: Rouhani



1- Online Taxis Might Be Closed: Taxi Organization’s Criticism of Online Taxis Enters New Phase

2- City Council Jurist: People Have the Right to Choose Their Transportation Vehicle, and Government Can Refuse to Interfere

3- Tehran Is More Beautiful in Christmas: An Interview with Armenian Captain of Iran’s National Football Team



1- Rouhani Resolved to Run for Presidency: Rafsanjani

2- If Iran’s Establishment Decides So, We’ll Help: DM about Russia’s Possible Use of Nojeh Airbase

Siasat-e Rooz:

1- People Renewed Allegiance to Islamic Revolution on December 30, 2009

2- Erdogan Abusing Decency of Iran and Russia: Experts’ Evaluation of Turkey’s Call for Presence of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria Peace Process

Tamashagaran-e Emrooz:

1- Sorrow of Puppets [Death of Fannizadeh]



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