A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on June 20

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 16 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The comments of the Supreme Leader at a meeting with Koranic reciters and the victory of the Iranian volleyball team over the US dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday.


Ettela’at: The Supreme Leader has underlined the necessity of Koranic reciters gaining insight into concepts which appear in the holy book.

Ettela’at: “Terrorist groups are preventing regional countries from boosting their relations,” said President Hassan Rouhani.

The President said that in separate messages he sent to leaders of Islamic countries to congratulate them on the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan.

In the messages, the President expressed hope violence and conflict stop in the holy month of Ramadan.

Ettela’at: “With national consensus, nuclear talks will produce results,” said President Rouhani’s chief of staff.

Mohammad Nahavandian further said that the administration’s economic policy does not simply rely on termination of sanctions.

He added that the country’s nuclear negotiators are valiant spokesmen of the nation and the public should be firm in rallying behind them.

Ettela’at: With 10 days to go before an end-of-June deadline for a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1, odds of clinching a deal are improving.

The foreign ministers of Iran and P5+1 will converge on Vienna this week to open a final round of nuclear talks.

Ettela’at: “Everyone came to appreciate the grandeur of the epic Iranian soldiers made,” said the families of 175 Iranian soldiers who were martyred during the Iran-Iraq war in the ’80s.

They were referring to the massive turnout of the public for a funeral procession of their loved ones whose remains returned home earlier in June.

Ettela’at: Near simultaneous attacks on mosques in the Yemeni capital Sana’a left 31 people killed.

The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombings. It came as Saudi fighters dropped cluster bombs on Yemen.

A bomb targeting a bus carrying Yemeni refugees claimed 23 lives.

Ettela’at:Riyadh and Moscow have signed a nuclear cooperation agreement.

The deal, which covers nuclear and aerospace cooperation, was signed during a state visit to Moscow by the Saudi defense minister.

Meanwhile, President Putin invited the Saudi king to pay a visit to Russia.




Abrar: Parliament decides this week whether to impeach the education minister.

Abrar: Thieves have broken into the car of Adel Ferdowsipour [the host of the most popular soccer TV show in Iran] and made off with his personal documents.




Afarinesh: “Any access to and inspection of military sites is forbidden,” said the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian armed forces.




Aftab-e Yazd: “Some are at pains to instill in the public a feeling that executive officials are inefficient,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Aftab-e Yazd: Insults continue to be hurled at President Rouhani as elegists roam around the political stage.




Amin: Iran and Iraq share stance in the fight against IS. The announcement was made in a meeting between the Iraqi prime minister and Iranian first vice-president.




Arman-e Emrooz: An attorney for victims of a spate of acid attacks in Isfahan has talked about [leads that might result in] the arrest of the culprit.

Arman-e Emrooz: The families of 175 war martyrs have protested against hardliners by saying, “Stop taking advantage of the blood of our loved ones to push your own political agenda.”



Ebtekar: “The mismanagement of the previous government injected despair into society,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.




Emtiaz: “Because of sanctions, we have been unable to import 1,700 ambulances,” said the health minister.

Emtiaz: Talks are underway with 170 foreign firms to export Iran’s natural gas.




Etemad: “When I took over the ministry, it was around $2.7 billion in the red,” said Health Minister Hassan Hashemi.




Hambastegi: “We will approve of any deal which is in line with rules and regulations,” said the chairman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.




Iran: President Rouhani’s chief of staff has urged opponents of nuclear talks not to dent national unity.




Jomhouri Islami: “French companies are set to enter the Iranian market,” said the Iranian minister of roads and urban development.




Kar va Kargar: “Comments which do not take note of expert views and decisions which are factional harm the interests of the public,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.




Kayhan: The water shortage alarm has sounded in 11 provinces.




Resalat: “Sanctions have not paralyzed Iran; the nation stands up to pressures,” said Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani in Friday prayer sermons in Tehran.




Sharq: Iran’s national volleyball team has cruised to victory over the US.



Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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