A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on January 12

Iran Newspaper - Tehran-Kiyev Boeing-737 plane crash

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, January 12, 2020, and picked headlines from 20 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Iran Newspapers


1- Iran Leader Orders Armed Forces to Prevent Recurrence of Such Incidents

2- Rouhani: Those Behind This Error Will Be Prosecuted



1- We’re Deeply Sorry


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Unveiling Bitter Truth

* Boeing 737 Plane Crashed Not for Technical Problem, but by Air Defence Missile


Arman-e Melli:

1- We Can’t Believe It

* Official Denials Unforgivable Sin


Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- Second Shock of a Crash



1- IRGC Aerospace Commander Accepts All Responsibility, Blames Human Error

2- Rouhani: A Wrong Shot Created Big Disaster



1- Apologize, Resign

* People Call for Apology, Resignation of Officials Involved

2- IRGC General: Armed Forces Didn’t Want to Hide Truth



1- Embarrassment: Iranian Media Apologize to Nation for False News



1- Unforgivable: Three Days after Disaster, Human Error Blamed for Ukraine Plan Crash


Jame Jam:

1- Catastrophe Hits Ukraine Plane

* Another Grief over Role of Human Error in Tragedy



1- Deep Apology for Painful Mistake

2- IRGC Aerospace Chief: I Wish I Had Died and Wouldn’t See That Incident

3- Zarif: US Adventure Resulted in Human Error behind Plane Crash


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Apology, Resignation, Compensation: These Are What Should Be Done



1- Iran Leader Orders Officials to Follow Up on Painful Crash of Plane

2- Judiciary Orders Accelerated Efforts to Prosecute Culprits



1- Even More Bitter than Coffee



1- Double Catastrophe



1- National Mourning


Setareh Sobh:

1- Grief of Crash Renewed



1- Being Prosecuted by Public Opinion: 27 Questions on Disastrous Plane Crash



1- Big Apology for Huge Tragedy


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- A World of Sorrow

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.


  1. You truly know how badly the defense messed up when even the most pro government newspapers have these front pages…


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