A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 30

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on November 19

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday, December 30, 2018, and picked headlines from 13 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The top story in most papers today was a controversial interview by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in which he said the US’ presence is the source of tensions in region and the country would drag the world into chaos if it tries to carry out its threat of preventing Iran’s oil exports.

A protest gathering demanding the resignation of top Azad University officials over a deadly bus crash was another hot topic in Iranian newspapers.

Several papers also covered the anniversary of Dey 9 demonstrations, the mass rallies held on the tenth month of the Persian calendar year in 2009, which ended street protests over allegations of electoral fraud in presidential elections earlier that year.

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



1- 40 Terrorists Eliminated in Egypt Army Operation in Giza, Northern Sinai

2- US State Department Supports Zionist Regime’s Stance against Iran

3- Zarif: We Won’t Negotiate with Americans in Emergency Cases


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Zarif Told Chinese Media: US Changes Its Analysis of Iran Six Months Later

2- Iranian Saffron Sold by Spanish Brands: When Iranian Product Not Known as Iranian!


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Iran Fourth in Global Brain Drain Ranking


Donyay-e Eghtesad:

1- Zarif: Americans Unlikely to Decide to Escalate Tensions with Iran



1- Zarif Tells Phoenix: We’re Not Waiting for Europeans



1- FM: Americans in No Position to Threaten Iran

2- Zarif Meets Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary-General

3- Economist: US Hegemony in Decline



1- Sixty Percent of Americans Support Moves against Trump

2- Turkish Dream Didn’t Come True in Manbij, Syrian Army Controlling Northern City


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Islamic Azad University Students Demand Resignation of IAU Officials [Over Deadly Bus Crash]

2- Anti-Government Protests Continue in France for Seventh Week

3- Saudi Arabia Sacks Key Ministers to Restore Credit of bin Salman



1- 9 Dey; The Day When People Blinded Eyes of [2009] Israeli-American Sedition

2- Zarif: If We Go Back to [Beginning of Talks], We Would Take Harder Line in Nuclear Negotiations

3- Syrian Parliament’s Deputy Speaker: US Withdrawal from Syria Divided Trump, CIA and Pentagon



1- Commander of the ‘Deceptive Operation’ [controversy over Karbala 4]

  • Then War Commander Gen. Mohsen Rezaei’s analysis of reason for failure of Operation Karbala 4 [where hundreds of Iranian forces were killed by Iraqi forces in 1980s] sparks widespread reactions among politicians, historians and families of martyrs



1- Tears Flood IAU: Student Gathering Protesting Deadly [Bus] Incident Leads to Statement and Resignation Request



1- Zarif Tells Phoenix: Iran-US Relations to Remain Challenging


Sobh-e Nou:

1- Saudi Arabia Unable to Take Hudaydah



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