A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on September 16

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

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

The comments of President Rouhani at a gathering of Revolution Guards commanders dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday.


Ettela’at: “Independence should come with all legitimate freedoms,” President Rouhani said at a gathering of IRGC commanders from across the nation.

He further said that the responsibility to safeguard the Islamic Revolution does not solely lie with one single institution.


Abrar: The Chinese foreign minister has described his Iranian counterpart as one of the busiest foreign ministers in the world.




Afarinesh: [The Supreme Leader’s advisor] Ali Akbar Velayati has said that Iran has differences with Saudi Arabia over Yemen.




Aftab-e Yazd: “The Ahmadinejad administration didn’t care about what was happening to the public,” said Tahmasb Mazaheri, a Cabinet member of the previous government.

Aftab-e Yazd: President Rouhani has described inflation, unemployment and drought as enemies of the country.

Aftab-e Yazd: “If everything was settled in Almaty, why did the talks last so long?” asked Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to the Supreme Leader.

[He was reacting to claims by the former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili that his team nailed down the deal in Kazakhstan.]




Arman-e Emrooz: Babak Zanjani [a young billionaire who stands accused of committing massive fraud] is a wealth of information about corruption.

Authorities should keep a close watch over this offender.

Arman-e Emrooz: Smugglers sneak in more than $16 billion in goods into the country.

Why aren’t smugglers afraid of punishment?




Asia: After a 40-year hiatus, a first foreign hotel has been inaugurated in Tehran.




Asr-e Rasaneh: Iran’s natural gas production in the first five months of the year registered a five percent rise to reach 70 billion cubic meters.




Asrar: The chief of staff of President Rouhani has said that during the tenure of the previous government the country paid $100 dollars in unnecessary costs.

Asrar: A tribal feud in Khuzestan Province has left a dozen people dead.




Ebtekar: “I have never objected to the Supreme Leader’s views,” said the head of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council.




Eghtesad-e Pooya: Iran and Spain have agreed to launch petrochemical cooperation.




Emtiaz: Tehran Municipality has taken on air pollution by introducing hybrid taxis and electricity-powered motorcycles.




Etemad: Ahmad Tavakoli has said that he voted for Ahmadinejad twice, but that he regrets his decision.

“The Rafsanjani administration was more successful than others,” said the [principlist] Tehran MP.




Hemayat: Tehran’s prosecutor has called for tougher furlough regulations when it comes to convicts found guilty of robbery and special crimes.




Jomhouri Islami: Parliament’s vice-speaker has criticized Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

“Why is it that IRIB cameras show up for coverage of JCPOA Review Committee sessions only when Jalili is here?” Abutorabi-Fard wondered.




Kaenat: Seven people accused of playing a role in a deadly bomb explosion at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait have been sentenced to death.

Kaenat: The economy minister has said that growth is finding its way into the body of the country’s economy.



Kayhan: Political gamesmanship with the country’s frozen assets will kill public trust in the administration, a few MPs have said in an interview with the daily.




Qods: The caretaker of Iranian Hajj pilgrims has called for those responsible for the deadly crane collapse in Mecca to be punished.




Resalat: “The enemy will take its dream of seeing the end of the Islamic Republic to the grave,” said the president.




Sharq: The president has said that the country needs armed forces who act in line with the principles of religious democracy.

Sharq: Former Parliament Speaker Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri has said that at 72 he has no intention of running for parliament or president.




Sobh-e Eghtesad: “The enemy has found its way into Iranian houses,” said the chief of staff of the Supreme Leader.






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