A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Nov. 12

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Thursday and picked headlines from 19 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 university presidents from across the country dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday.


Ettela’at: The Supreme Leader has underlined the role of universities in helping create a modern Islamic civilization.

“Scientific needs assessment and investment in the kind of science the country needs are of paramount importance,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with university presidents from across Iran.


Afkar: It is disastrous to think there are military solutions to regional crises, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.




Aftab-e Yazd: Following the launch of a plan to grant some $8,000 in car loans to applicants, a car is sold every two seconds.

More than 47,000 vehicles have since been bought, carmakers say.

Aftab-e Yazd: Nategh-Nouri [a former speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly] is staying away from fellow principlists.

It seems that as long as hardliners dominate decision-making in the rightist camp [a reference to principlists] the speaker of the fifth parliament will stay away from principlists.




Akhbar Sanat: The Central Bank has put the country’s liquidity at less than $291 billion.




Arman-e Emrooz: The imaginary €22 billion!

The justice minister and the Central Bank have dismissed claims by Babak Zanjani [on trial for corruption] that he has €22 billion in cash.

Arman-e Emrooz: Ali Motahari [a Tehran MP who was attacked earlier in 2015 when he was in Shiraz to deliver a speech] has said that he’d forgive the assailants only if those who ordered the attack were put on trial.

Arman-e Emrooz: I am neither worried about the [upcoming] elections, nor about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Arman-e Emrooz: An end to the ban on Fatemeh Motamed-Arya’s appearance on the small screen.




Asrar: Blocking Telegram [a very popular messaging app in Iran] is once again on the agenda.

Asrar: The Saudis need to stop their evil acts against Iran, said the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council.

Ali Shamkhani further said that the individuals involved in a shooting incident in Dezful [southwestern Iran] were on the payroll of the Saudi security agency.

Asrar: The Central Bank says having more than one bank account will be banned.




Bahar: Larijani’s woes in Qom

A US flag was painted outside his office overnight.




Ebtekar: Politicizing the removal of centrifuges is not right, said Hamid Baeedinejad, an Iranian nuclear negotiator.

Ebtekar: Three Cabinet ministers of the Ahmadinejad administration played a role in confirming Babak Zanjani, an 8th hearing in the corruption trial of the young billionaire heard.




Emtiaz: Iranian Referee Alireza Faghani has been invited by FIFA to officiate in the FIFA Club World Cup.




Etemad: The Supreme Leader has called for the country’s scientific drive to gather momentum.

Etemad: Let’s not take advantage of technical nuclear issues for political gamesmanship, said Hamid Baeedinejad, a senior nuclear negotiator.




Iran: The Money and Credit Council will finalize its decision to lower interest rates in two weeks.




Javan: President Obama has renewed hostility toward Iran by extending the state of emergency against the Islamic Republic.




Jomhouri Islami: The decision made with regard to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was the most logical one, said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.

Jomhouri Islami: Autumnal snow has blanketed the mountains to the north of Tehran.




Kaenat: The Cultural Heritage Organization has said that “unique historical objects” have been found in Tehran.




Kayhan: Executive officials are leading the way in seeking parliamentary seats.




Mardomsalari: A strategic victory for the Syrian Army

Government forces have broken the siege on Kweyris military airport.




Resalat: People of Azerbaijan [in northwestern Iran] have distanced themselves from opportunists, said Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari.




Sayeh: Faezeh Hashemi [a daughter of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani] has said that her brother Mohsen, her sister Fatemeh and herself will run for parliament.




Sharq: A lunch-less banquet in the Elysee Palace

Presidents Rouhani and Hollande will simply have tea.





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