IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 23 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
No single news story dominated the front pages of the Iranian newspapers on Saturday. Reformist-leaning dailies covered the comments of former President Mohammad Khatami on moderation and the stance of the reformist camp vis-à-vis subversive elements. The comments of the Russian president that P5+1 are close to securing a deal with Iran also appeared on the front pages of some dailies. And news about a likely cut in interest rates drew attention as well.
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: EU imports from Iran have registered a 100 percent hike.
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: A member of parliament’s Budget and Planning Committee has said that the chamber will have to tweak the government-proposed spending package’s assumption that oil prices will hover around $72 a barrel next year.
Abrar-e Eghtesadi: Interest rates won’t change by yearend [March 21, 2015].
Afarinesh: Compassionate Hands, a Health Ministry plan to examine patients free of charge, has been implemented in a number of poor neighborhoods of the capital.
Afkar: “Eighty-eight Iranian scientists are on the 60,000-strong list of top world scientists,” said the Iranian deputy health minister.
Aftab-e Yazd: “Reformists are opposed to subversion and approve of the moderate approach the government [of President Rouhani] practices,” said former President Mohammad Khatami.
Aftab-e Yazd: President Putin of Russia has said that P5+1 are very close to clinching a nuclear deal with Iran.
Arman-e Emrooz: An Asiatic Cheetah poacher has been sentenced to 42 months in prison.
Arman-e Emrooz: “Gender segregation results in scientific progress,” said Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi.
Arman-e Emrooz: “Creation of a security atmosphere won’t ensure security,” said former President Mohammad Khatami.
Arman-e Emrooz: Fifty-three people have died as a result of alcohol abuse.
Asr-e Rasaneh: High-speed internet is accessible in 12,000 Iranian villages.
Ebtekar: “Subversive elements have no place in society,” former President Mohammad Khatami said.
Emtiaz: Iran will be self-sufficient in gasoline production in two years.
Emtiaz: The deputy minister of roads and urban development has said a plan to raise fines for traffic offenders is being reviewed.
Ettela’at: “The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 will be held next month,” Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said.
Ettela’at: The Iranian army will stage maneuvers codenamed Muhammad, the Messenger of God, later in December.
Ettela’at: In Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have broken the siege of Mount Sinjar.
Farhikhtegan: President Obama’s decision to reestablish ties with Cuba has drawn a smile from the rest of the world, and a frown from Republicans at home.
Hambastegi: The health minister has called for runaway expansion of universities to be stopped.
Iran: At meetings with the Iranian health minister, sources of emulation have thrown their weight behind the Health Transformation Plan initiated by his ministry.
Jamejam: Russian President Putin is preparing for a visit to Iran.
Jamejam: IS terrorists have suffered losses in three different regions in Iraq.
Javan: Tehran’s Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani has urged nuclear negotiators to make sure Iranian dignity is preserved in talks [with P5+1].
Jomhouri Islami: As many as 180 UN members have supported a plan that recognizes the Palestinian right to self-determination.
Jomhouri Islami: The minister of economy has said government is considering a cut in interest rates.
Kayhan: The US has decided not to release a report on CIA’s involvement in a coup in Iran in 1953, fearing it could have an adverse effect on nuclear talks with Tehran.
Mardomsalari: A monthly report by the International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Iran’s commitment to the Geneva Interim Agreement.
Payam-e Zaman: “Carmakers are likely to be merged,” said the Iranian minister of industries.
Rah-e Mardom: Water levels behind Latian and Lar dams that supply part of the capital’s water needs have fallen again.
Sayeh: Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham has dismissed an anti-Iranian human rights resolution at the United Nations General Assembly as “fundamentally flawed”.
Sayeh: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Ghayuri, the Supreme Leader’s representative to the Red Crescent Society of Iran has passed away.
Sepid: Phase One of the Health Transformation Plan is 95 percent complete.
Shahrvand: Sony Pictures caved. The Interview won’t be released after a threat by North Korean hackers.
Tafahom: Iran’s gas revenues are to increase 3-fold.