IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 12 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Comments by the secretary of the Expediency Council on upcoming parliamentary elections and the conviction of a Tehran MP for insulting senior officials, past and present, dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday.
Abrar: A travel ban is to be slapped on 57 Iranian coaches and players due to tax problems.
Afkar: Tehran MP Ahmad Tavakoli has been sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term [for insulting the former president and the judiciary chief.]
Aftab-e Yazd: “Hurling insults at the president is actionable,” said Tehran MP Ali Motahari.
[His comments came after hecklers shouted down the president as he made a speech at Imam Khomeini Mausoleum during a ceremony to mark the 26th anniversary of the demise of the founding father of the Islamic Republic.]
Aftab-e Yazd: “Signing the Additional Protocol of the NPT does not constitute a red line,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Arman-e Emrooz: Iran is one step away from becoming a [full] member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The Iranian interior minister has attended a ministerial meeting of the regional grouping in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Asrar: Authorities have uncovered a tax evasion case involving some $300 million.
Asrar: “The plan to make parliamentary elections provincial is no longer on the agenda of the Expediency Council,” said the secretary of the council.
Asrar: A member of parliament has advised the public not to purchase low-quality Chinese cars.
Ettela’at: Iran has warned 5+1 that it won’t accept demands that go beyond what has been envisioned in the Lausanne statement.
Ettela’at: The United Nations has accepted an Iranian proposal to explore ways of tackling dust storms.
Hemayat: Iranian security forces have successfully conducted three major anti-terrorist operations.
Jomhouri Islami: Four new phases of South Pars Gas Field will become operational by yearend [March 21, 2016].
Kaenat: The Health Ministry is worried about a change in HIV transmission mode.
Khorasan: Some 100 hectares of forests in Ilam has been burned.
Resalat: “Secularists are shouting into the bullhorns of reforms,” said Mohammad Javad Larijani, the secretary of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council.
Sharq: Efforts are underway to open an EU mission in Tehran.
The issue was raised at a meeting between Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and an EU parliamentary delegation in Tehran.