A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on March 15

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Comments by Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly Ali Larijani that Iran has no intention of reestablishing a regional empire dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday. Planned resumption of nuclear talks in Switzerland between Iran and P5+1 also appeared on the covers of many dailies.


Abrar: President Rouhani has said that if each family cut down on its water consumption by just 10 percent, the problem of water shortage would be solved.

Abrar: Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has told a Kuwaiti TV station that he is not pessimistic about nuclear talks with world powers.



Afarinesh: “Iran does not seek to rebuild a regional empire,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.

Afarinesh: US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that President Obama has full authority to sign a deal with Iran.

His comments came after 47 US Senators said in a letter that Congressional approval of any deal with Iran is necessary, otherwise any agreement would remain in effect as long as Obama is the occupant of the White House.



Afkar: The director of the Iranian Environment Protection Organization has said that power plants won’t be allowed to use Mazut anymore.



Aftab-e Yazd: The US has welcomed Iranian FM Zarif’s initiative to take a possible nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1 to the UN Security Council for approval [to make it internationally binding].

Aftab-e Yazd: Iran will build power plants in Yemen.



Arman-e Emrooz: President Rouhani has ordered an investigation into an attack on [Tehran MP Ali] Motahari in Shiraz.

It came as a grandson of the late Imam Khomeini said that the executive branch should not leave the incident [which led to the cancellation of a planned speech by the principlist deputy in Shiraz] un-probed.

Arman-e Emrooz: Prisons are in a cashless limbo.

The budget of the Prisons Organization is only enough to take care of 50% of inmates serving time in detention centers.



Asr-e Iranian: “Respect for the sovereignty of nations is part of Iran’s foreign policy,” said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham.



Asr-e Rasaneh: Iran is now one of the five countries in the world in possession of the technology to develop gas turbines.



Emtiaz: Clamping down on corruption and making efforts to reduce traffic offenses are the priorities of the new police chief.

Emtiaz: Preliminary studies suggest that there are huge freshwater reserves in the Persian Gulf region.



Ettela’at: A new round of talks between Iran and the West gets underway in Lausanne, Switzerland later on Sunday.

Ettela’at: “Those opposed to the Health Transformation Plan are worried about their own personal interests,” said the health minister in an exclusive interview with Ettela’at.

Ettela’at: Some $32 billion has been allocated to infrastructure projects from the National Development Fund.

Ettela’at: Mass production of Qadir Cruise Missile got underway with the defense minister in attendance.



Hemayat: “The coalition to fight IS is hollow,” said the Iranian top MP.



Jomhouri Islami: A final round of nuclear talks between Iran and the United States will get underway [in Switzerland] on Sunday.



Kaenat: The stock exchange has woken up from hibernation.



Kayhan: An induction ceremony has been held for the new police chief who has said that cracking down on corruption is his top priority.

Kayhan: The president has given a car as a gift to an 8-year-old girl who knows the entire Koran by heart.



Kayhan International: CIA cites threat of Takfiris: US doesn’t want fall of Syrian gov’t



Mardomsalari: Foreign Minister Zarif has presented a report on the nuclear issue to the Expediency Council.

Mardomsalari: Some 300,000 old cars were taken off the roads in the past 12 months.



Shahrvand: The new police chief has vowed to rely on social capital and popular contribution in leading the law enforcement force.



Sobh-e Eghtesad: Iran’s share of the global halal market turnover is no more than one percent.

Sobh-e Eghtesad: Parliament has amended the budget bill clauses the Guardian Council had found fault with.



Tehran Times: Key environmental projects inaugurated in Tehran

Tehran Times: European officials criticize Republican letter to Iran



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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