A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Feb. 23

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

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

Nuclear talks in Geneva between representatives of Iran and the US and the comments of President Rouhani on public support for the way his government handles the nuclear issue dominated the front pages of Iranian dailies on Monday.

News on the messages of condolences senior figures including the Supreme Leader released following the deaths of Seyyed Sadegh Tabatabai and Fatemeh Khatami also grabbed front-pages headlines.

 

Abrar: A plan to impose natural gas sanctions on Europe is on the agenda of Iranian MPs.

 


 

Afkar: Iran broke China’s steel production record

In January steel production in Iran posted a 20 percent growth.

 


 

Aftab-e Yazd: Gatherings to celebrate Chaharshanbe Suri [the fire-jumping festival that falls on last Tuesday of the year] are illegal.

The commander of the prevention department of the law enforcement force said.

 


 

Arman-e Emrooz: “We should not allow society to be divided,” said the president.

Speaking at a gathering on resistance-based economy Hassan Rouhani further stated in every poll conducted more than 70 percent of respondents have supported the government’s nuclear approach.

Arman-e Emrooz: When games become dangerous

Those who sell unauthorized computer games will be dealt with.

 


 

Ebtekar: “Some 80 percent of Iranians support nuclear talks with P5+1” said President Rouhani.

It came as Foreign Minister Zarif said that Tehran won’t accept any deal which is vague, incomplete or keeps sanctions in place.

Ebtekar: There has been an outpouring of sympathy with the family of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khatami.

Senior clerics, the chairman of the Expediency Council, the chairman and secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and the grandson of the late Imam Khomeini have all released messages of condolences following the passing of Fatemeh Khatami.

 


 

Etemad: A stern warning by Rouhani

“Let me once again tell all provincial governors, those who do not believe in what happened on June 14 [people overwhelmingly voted for Rouhani in 2013] should not hold high-level positions,” the president said.

 


 

Ettela’at: There have been two explosions near the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Libya.

No one was injured in the two blasts. In other news, IS launched its first radio service in Libya and residents of Sirte fled the Libyan city as IS militants took over.

Ettela’at: Twenty-one economists support the plan to secure sustainable development.

An economic adviser to the president has said that following a steep decline in oil prices, government faces a budget deficit to pay out cash subsidies.

And in other news, in the 30 days to February 20, inflation fell to 15.2 percent.

 


 

Iran: The Supreme Leader has released messages of condolences following the passing of Seyyed Sadegh Tabatabai and Fatemeh Khatami.

President Rouhani has offered condolences to [former President] Seyyed Mohammad Khatami [on the passing of his sister].

 


 

Jamejam: IS has set off a bomb outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Libya.

 


 

Javan: “We won’t adjust our behavior on the basis of American judgment,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to the Supreme Leader.

His comments came after Secretary of State John Kerry said the US is ready to walk out of the talks.

 


 

Kayhan: Parliament has voted for a motion that bans the privatization of state schools.

Kayhan: In its latest crime, the Zionist regime [of Israel] has opened the floodgates of a dam, submerging the houses of Palestinians in Gaza.

 


 

Qods: “No power can isolate Iran,” said President Rouhani.

It came as an adviser to the Supreme Leader warned the West that its war of words won’t work in dealing with Iran.

 


 

SMT: The minister of industries, mines and trade has said that mining cooperation between Iran and Russia will increase.

 


 

Taadol: “It’s time to make serious decisions,” said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

The comments by the Iranian top diplomat came after talks with his US counterpart John Kerry who said disagreements still remain.

 

 

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