A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 18

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IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday, December 18, and picked headlines from 11 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The severe air pollution in Tehran and other big cities of Iran was the top story in several newspapers today. The pollution has led to the shut-down of schools in many Iranian cities on Monday, and is expected to get worse on Tuesday.

The controversies over the budget proposed by the Rouhani government for the next fiscal year also continued to grab headlines. Iranian lawmakers are also under fire for sharply raising their wages in the next year’s budget.

The issue of Jerusalem al-Quds and the protest rallies held across the world against the US president’s controversial decision also remained a top story today.

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


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- A Report on Alleged Increase in MPs’ Salaries

  • Lawmakers Not Satisfied with Their Wages

2- Tehran City Council Chairman: Number of Subway Vendors More than Passengers!

3- Top Sunni Cleric: Don’t Attack Rouhani


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Erdogan: Turkish Embassy to Be Opened in East Jerusalem

2- Ahmadinejad Threatens Judiciary Chief



1- Clash in Iran Parliament over Vetting Role of Guardian Council

2- Bad Performance, Main Problem of Iranian Music: Musicians



1- Shutdown: Most Important Decision to Counter Air Pollution!

2- Intelligence Minister: Sustainable Security Prerequisite of Investment, Development

3- Environment Chief: People Have Low General Knowledge about Environmental Protection

4- Interior Minister: Smuggling Contraband Goods Using Porters to Be Stopped

5- UNSC Puts on Vote Resolution to Condemn Trump’s Decision on Al-Quds



1- Alarm of Pollution: All Schools in Tehran, Tabriz, Urmia Closed Down

2- Business of Contraband Porters in Border Bazaars

3- Building Construction on Faults to Be Banned in Tehran, 10 Other Cities



1- Cash Subsidies of 30 Million Iranians to Be Cut

2- Saudi FM: We Have Roadmap for Normalising Ties with Israel

3- Pupils’ Suffering Caused by Smoke of Adults’ Cars

4- ISIS Now in Pakistan: Quetta’s Bloody Attack One Day after Pentagon Report

5- Those Who Created Current Situation Now Turn into Opponents of Rouhani’s Gov’t!

  • Reformist MPs Start Criticising Rouhani


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Iran Air CEO: Airbus to Finance Purchase of New Planes

2- Massive Rallies against Trump’s Decision on al-Quds in US, Other Countries

3- Spokesman: Gov’t Ready to Modify Increase of Taxes, Fuel Prices in Next Budget

4- Saudi Jet Fighters Turn Wedding Ceremony in Yemen into Funeral



1- Advocates of Reformism to Leave Gov’t Alone to Evade Accountability

2- Even US Media Ridicule Haley’s Propaganda Show

3- Hezbollah: Impact of Palestinian Children’s Stones More than Arab Countries’ Summits

4- Gov’t Approves Plan to Increase Petrol Price: Senior Official

5- Al Saud Paints Its Dream of Confronting Iran in Animated Clip!

6- Gov’t Spokesman’s Late Confession: Foreign Revenues Not Transferred into Iran



1- Development of Public Transportation, Precondition for Increase in Fuel Price

2- Reformist MP’s Controversial Speech Leads to Tension in Parliament

3- Unofficial Reports of Increase in Prices of Petrol, Gasoline



1- Thousands of Trouble-Making Emails Disclosed on Russia Case

2- How Much Salary Does Each MP Receive? A Report on Complicated Equation of Parliament

3- Five People Have Received Illegal Permissions to Import 5,000 Cars


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Ayatollah Javadi Amoli: Quran Says Signatures, Deals of Infidels Cannot Be Trusted

2- Velayati: French President Turned into Trump’s Flunkey in Europe




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