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Mixed reactions to Russian invasion of Ukraine in Iranian newspapers

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has drawn mixed reactions from newspapers in Iran with some criticizing Moscow while other blaming it on the US and NATO.

Iranian media: US blamed as the main factor behind Ukraine crisis

Many Iranian media outlets provided wide coverage of remarks on Tuesday by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the Ukraine crisis. The Leader said Ukraine has fallen victim to American interventionist policies. He, however, called for the cessation of war that broke out last week.

Iranian media keep close tabs on Russia’s military expedition to Ukraine

On day 5 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Iranian media continued dedicating their headlines to the latest developments on the ground in the ex-Soviet republic. Some of them have also run analyses on the impact of the conflict on the Vienna talks between Iran and the P4+1 group.

Iran denies foreign writer’s claims about links with Ayatollah Khamenei’s office

The Office for the Preservation and Publication of the Works of Ayatollah Khamenei has denied a foreign national’s claim that she had direct links with its website.

What Iranian media are saying on Ukraine

Four days into Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine and occupation of part of the country’s territory, the developments concerning the military move – which is dubbed the largest post World War II military conflict – keeps making headlines and appearing on analyses in Iranian media. Here is Iran Front Page’s look at how Iranian media are covering the story.

‘Bells tolling for resuming JCPOA’s implementation’

Iranian media are focucsing on the latest about the vienna talks over the revival of Iran's nuclear deal.

Iran closes down news agency for publishing graphic content

Iran’s press regulatory authority has shut down the Rokna News Agency after it published graphic content in a blatant violation of the country’s laws regulating media.

IRIB says some TV, radio channels hacked

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) says some of its TV and radio channels have come under a cyber attack after they briefly aired an image and voice of Maryam Rajavi, the head of notorious terrorist group Mojahedine Khalgh Organization (MKO).

Raisi Russia visit: “Diplomatic Balance”

A visit by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Moscow and his meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia is hitting the headlines in Iran.

Iran rejects rumors of cooperation with China on national Internet system

An Iranian minister has dismissed “baseless” rumors spread on social media that the Islamic Republic seeks to work with China to establish a national Internet system.

Iranian cultural official: Iran-Russia ties on a new path

The deputy for media affairs of Iran’s minister of culture and Islamic guidance has said under the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi, cultural relations between Iran and Russia are on a new path.

Iran’s Tasnim News Agency unveils Hebrew website

Iran’s Tasnim News Agency has unveiled a website in Hebrew.

Iran mourns assassination of hero General Soleimani

On the second anniversary of the US assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian media have praised his role in fighting terror and restoring peace to the region.

What media say about the Vienna talks?

The resumption of the eighth round of the Vienna talks, aimed at lifting the anti-Tehran sanctions and the revival of the JCPOA, was highlighted in the Iranian media.

Sanandaj becomes Iran’s book capital

Sanandaj, the capital city of Kurdistan Province in western Iran has been selected as the seventh book capital of the country.

Corona, inflation take center stage at media on Yalda Night

Iranians are celebrating Yalda, the last night of autumn, and the longest night of the year. Here are the titles of some articles about Yalda Night in Iranian newspapers.

Iran’s ‘A Hero’ nominated for Golden Globe

Nominations for the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Monday, and Asghar Farhadi’s acclaimed film ‘A Hero’ is among the five nominees in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category.

Britain blacklists Iranian reporter

Britain has blacklisted an Iranian reporter with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, IRIB, for his alleged role in what London calls “extracting forced confessions” from political prisoners

Russia: Iranians do not do anything under pressure

A top Russian diplomat has criticized the United States for threats to confront Iran at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Mikhail Ulyanov says Washington has forgotten that Iranians don't do anything under pressure.

Edward Snowden posts new Farsi tweet

Former US whistleblower Edward Snowden says in a new Farsi tweet he underestimated Persian Twitter.

“Decision to Cut off Instagram not up to Communications Ministry”

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepour has said cutting access to Instagram is not within the authority of the ministry. Zarepour was responding to a question about the possibility of banning the photo and video sharing social networking service.

New IRIB chief says national TV must reflect people’s concerns

New head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Peyman Jebelli says the IRIB is focused on the general public as its audience not any special group of people.

Peyman Jebelli appointed as new IRIB chief

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Peyman Jebelli as the new head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

YouTube deletes German-language RT channels

YouTube has blocked two of RT's German-language channels with millions of viewers. Russian officials have warned the video streaming of tit-for-tat measures.

Iranian daily Keyhan: West cannot tell Tehran what to do

Influential Iranian daily Keyhan has attacked the US and the European troika for insisting the Vienna talks must be resumed from the point they were suspended under Iran’s previous government.

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