A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Feb. 18

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 14 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

President Rouhani’s assertion that Iran does not need the permission of others to make scientific headway dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. News that high-income individuals are being taken off the list of people who receive cash subsidies also made front-page headlines.


Abrar: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with the Belarusian President.

Abrar: Britain has slapped sanctions on the Iranian National Tanker Company.


Afkar: “To make scientific progress we have not gotten and will not get permission from anyone,” said President Rouhani.


Aftab-e Yazd: Elimination of the cash subsidies of high-income individuals has gotten underway.


Arman-e Emrooz: “Ignoring a certain political group was a goal of IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting),” said former director of the state broadcaster Ezzatollah Zarghami.

Arman-e Emrooz: “The trial of former First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi was not politically motivated,” said the judiciary chief.

Arman-e Emrooz: “That candidates running for public office receive money is common,” said Hamid Rasaei, a principlist MP.


Bani Film: The Supreme Leader has criticized American Sniper [for encouraging harassment of Muslims].


Etemad: [As part of investigation into corruption allegations] Police have arrested the managing director of Tabarok [a food company which among other things produces tomato paste].


Ettela’at: “Iran is determined to master space technology,” said President Rouhani at a ceremony to mark the national day of space technology.


Iran: “To settle the problem of particulates a scientific, not political, atmosphere is needed,” said the Iranian environment chief.

Iran: “The stance of some at home plays into the hands of the enemy,” said President Rouhani.


Jomhouri Islami: “Stoking factional disputes is not compatible with our Iranian and Islamic interests,” said the chairman of the Expediency Council.

Jomhouri Islami: “Nuclear talks have not interfered with Iran’s scientific and nuclear progress,” said President Rouhani.


Kar va Kargar: “Capitulation is over. No one can interfere in Iran’s internal affairs,” said the judiciary chief.


Kayhan: Some $7 billion in arms sales to Egypt was a present IS handed to France.


Resalat: “Some 42 percent of university graduates are unemployed,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.


Shahrvand: Three citizens die in accidents per hour.

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