A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on January 18

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, January 18, and picked headlines from 12 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Several papers today covered the remarks made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about the need for understanding the cyberspace and promote online business.

They also covered top Shiite clerics’ reactions to Rouhani’s controversial comments about the infallibles’ tolerance for criticism. Rouhani had noted that even Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Mahdi (AS) would allow people to criticize them; however, the remarks have been a subject of controversy during the past few days.

The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:

 

Aftab-e Yazd:

1- MP: Conex Boxes Given to Quake-Hit People Not Enough in Freezing Temperature


 

Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Iran’s Ultimatum: Missile Defence Not Negotiable

2- Controversy over Unblocking Social Media

  • Rouhani’s Chief of Staff: Decision to Unblock Telegram Made by SNSC

3- Academic: Poverty Is Main Earthquake in Iran

4- Ayatollah Dorri Najafabadi: I Testify Hashemi Rafsanjani Had No Role in “Chain Murders”


 

Ebtekar:

1- Zarif Makes Structural Changes to Foreign Ministry

2- Reformist MP: Student Movements Must Be Pioneers, Not Followers


 

Etemad:

1- Iran or Donald Trump? Europe in Dilemma after JCPOA Implementation


 

Ettela’at:

1- Iran President: We Shouldn’t Lag behind the World in Online Business

2- 10 New Cities to Be Built to Accommodate Surplus Population of 8 Provinces

3- Interior Minister: We’re Not Opposed to Legal, Organized Rallies

4- Rouhani: Real Nature of Certain Regional Governments Totally Revealed

5- Iran Moving towards Warmer, Drier Climate

6- Saudi Army’s Operation Room, Jizan Airport Targeted by Yemen Missiles


 

Hamshahri:

1- Government’s Investment in Online Jobs

2- Municipality Not to Receive Tolls from People Using Highways

3- Economic Development Barrier to Return of Terrorism to Iraq: Speaker


 

Iran:

1- 96% Increase in Payment of Construction Budget in Past 8 Months

2- Rouhani: It Is Necessary to Make Effective Use of Cyberspace

3- Passion for Snow: 8 Provinces Blanketed with Snow


 

Javan:

1- Government Preventing Banks from Providing Enough Facilities

2- IRGC General to Rouhani: Let Domestic Capacities Manage Cyberspace

3- Basij Chief: Sunni Clerics Are Lights of Our Eyes

4- Palestinians in Talks with Nasrallah to Develop Joint Strategy

  • Palestine, Hezbollah Coordinate Plans to Counter Israel


 

Kayhan:

1- Will Huge Cash in People’s Hands Lead to More Inflation or Economic Growth?

2- Iran’s Foreign Trade More Negative than Before in Second Anniversary of JCPOA Implementation

3- Ray Al-Youm: Erdogan May Resort to Assad to Prevent Formation of Syrian Kurdistan

4- Top Clerics Warn Rouhani: Resolve People’s Woes Instead of Talking about Controversial Issues

5- Iran Nuclear Deal Set in a Way that Cannot Remove Sanctions


 

Khorasan:

1- Domestic Production Being Ignored for €1.5 Billion Profit

2- Plasco Building Still Ruined


 

Shargh:

1- Rouhani: Failure to Understand Cyberspace to Create Generation Gap

2- Dorri Najafabadi: In “Chair Murders”, Even Intelligence Minister Was Bypassed


 

Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Gentlemen! Those Who Deposited Their Money in Financial Institutes Not Criminals!

2- Rouhani Receives Jurisprudential Warning

  • Top Clerics React to Rouhani’s Remarks about Criticism of Infallibles

3- US Forming Kurdish-ISIS Army: Plot to Occupy One-Fourth of Syrian Territory

   
   

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