A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Oct. 18

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

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

The meetings between the visiting German foreign minister and Iranian officials and the discussions raised at a preliminary meeting of the Munich Security Conference in Tehran dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday. Also on the cover of dailies were details of a government plan to give the economy a shot in the arm.


Ettela’at: Government plans to speed up economic growth were laid out at a joint press conference attended by the director of the Management and Planning Organization, the economy minister and the governor of the Central Bank.


Afarinesh: “After making sure sanctions are lifted, Iran will begin to take measures [in line with the Vienna nuclear accord],” said a deputy foreign minister.




Aftab-e Yazd: Worriers [opponents of President Rouhani and his policy of interaction with the rest of the world] draw a new line in the sand for Zarif.

“We are not jealous; we hope the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action produce results. We also hope that the arrival here of Americans, British and French is followed by sustainable development. We want many good things to happen; but if good things elude us, the friends who keep putting on diplomatic smiles will be toast,” a Worrier said.




Arman-e Emrooz: A Supreme National Security Council panel has traveled to Dezful to investigate a shooting incident in which [Shiite] mourners were targeted.




Asrar: The economy minister has said that inflation is on the verge of slipping below 10 percent.

Asrar: “Syria’s request for Iranian boots on the ground [in the fight against terrorists] can be examined,” said the chairman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.




Ebtekar: Adoption in parliament of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action shores up and sustains hope in society, said Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.




Emtiaz: Iran and Afghanistan are to boost their information technology cooperation.

In another development, the governor general of the border province of Sistan and Baluchestan warned about the country’s border areas being swamped by Afghan refugees.




Etemad: Corruption cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars harm the image of the establishment, said Seyyed Ali Khomeini, the grandson of the late Imam Khomeini.




Farhikhtegan: “[In the nuclear deal] We have not bowed to military restrictions,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to the Supreme Leader.




Haft-e Sobh: Police have seized a huge marijuana cache in Farahzad [a suburb of Tehran].




Hemayat: Up to 4,000 judges are to be hired during the course of the Sixth Development Plan.




Iran: Representatives from 60 countries have met in Tehran as part of the Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting.




Javan: Foreign Minister Zarif has said that Iran’s missile tests are not covered by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and UN Security Council Resolution.




Jomhouri Islami: Participants in the Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting have underlined international cooperation in the fight against terrorist groups and called for a solution to the Syrian crisis.




Kaenat: Iran’s oil exports to Japan to increase three-fold.




Kayhan: The first post-JCPOA fault-finding came in the form of protest against Iran’s test-launch of Emad (a long-range ballistic missile).

The US alleges that Iran has violated the UN Security Council resolution.




Resalat: The health minister has appealed to the judiciary to fast-track the trial of those who stand accused of committing food and drug offenses.




Sayeh: Iran’s presence in Iraq and Syria comes at the request of Baghdad and Damascus, said the director of the Atomic Energy Organization.




Saheb Ghalam: Iran to export $400 million in hand-woven carpets this year.



Sharq: “Disrupted implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action would harm everyone’s interests,” said President Rouhani at a meeting with the visiting German foreign minister.






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