A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on February 22

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IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, February 22, and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Almost all newspapers today covered the repercussions of the recent clashes between a group of rioters, who were apparently supporting the dervishes of Gonabad, and the police forces in Tehran’s Pasdaran Street, which led to the deaths of three soldiers and two Basij [voluntary] forces.

Also a top story today was the letter of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in which the latter was asked to dismiss Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and hold early parliamentary and presidential elections without what Ahmadinejad called the Guardian Council’s effort to “rig” the votes.

Several papers also highlighted the trips of Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis and Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag to Tehran, during which the two top diplomats held talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, top security official Ali Shamkhani, and the Leader’s advisor Ali Akbar Velayati.

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


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Salaries of Iranian Officials Not to Be Raised in Next Year’s Fiscal Year

2- Renowned Actress Mitra Hajjar Joins Car-Free-Tuesdays Campaign



Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Rouhani’s Reaction to Recent Violence in Tehran: Acts of Violence Condemned

2- US Supreme Court Forbids Seizure of Achaemenid Artefacts

3- Yesterday’s Populist, Today’s Libertarian!

  • Ahmadinejad Continues Penning Open Letters by Writing to Leader



Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- Venezuela Starts Selling Digital Oil

  • Pre-Sale of Venezuela’s Cryptocurrency, aka Digital Oil, Begins
  • It’s Not Possible to Buy the Digital Currency Using Venezuela’s National Currency




1- Pasdaran Street’s Incidents to Be Discussed in Parliament

2- Iran FM: We’ll Never Stab Saudis in the Back

3- Judiciary Spokesman: Pasdaran Street’s Criminals Must Be Punished as Soon as Possible

4- Busy Days of Diplomacy in Tehran

  • Spanish, Dutch FMs Hold Talks with Rouhani, Zarif, Shamkhani, Velayati



1- We Won’t Tolerate Violence: Rouhani Says, Referring to Pasdaran Street Incidents

2- Serious Disagreement in Parliament over Salaries, Cash Subsidies

  • Civil Servants’ Wages to Be Raised by 20%



1- Gov’t Supports Those Who Protect Iran’s Security: Rouhani

2- Zarif to PBS: Iran Most Influential Power in Mideast

3- Iranian Archers Claim World Title

4- Global Consensus in UN Security Council Meeting against Israel’s Occupation



1- Transformation!

  • Ahmadinejad’s Letter to Iran Leader Not Consistent with His Background

2- Day of Workers’ Frustration with Gov’t, Parliament

  • Group of Retired Workers Hold Protest Rally



1- Tehran on Track of Diplomacy

2- Women’s Unemployment Rate in Fall Reaches 19.1 Percent



1- Rouhani: Iran Ready to Hold Talks with Europe over Boosting Regional Security

2- Bodies of Plane Crash Victims Being Transferred in Minus-30 Temperature

  • Scenario behind Airliner’s Crash into Dena Mountain


Jahan-e San’at:

1- Interior Minister: Recent Incidents Shouldn’t Be Attributed to Great Movement of Dervishes

2- US President to Breach Washington’s 50-Year-Old Nuclear Policy

  • US to Build Nuclear Reactors in Saudi Arabia

3- One Billion Euro, Value of Tehran-Amsterdam Trade Exchanges



1- Washington’s Defence Guard against Iraq’s Popular Forces

  • US Forces Tighten Security Measures in Iraq Bases after Being Threatened

2- People Seek Revenge on Supporters of Sectarian Bloodshed

3- Tehran Says No to Trump Administration’s Secret Letter for Talks


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Health Minister: No Increase in Price of Pharmaceuticals

2- Aseman Airlines CEO Refutes Rumours about Crash of Tehran-Yasuj Flight

3- Iran, Spain Sign Two Memorandums of Understanding

4- Al-Jubeir: Germany Shouldn’t Treat Saudi Arabia Like a Football



1- Teachers to Attend Classes Carrying Guns

2- What Issues Did ISIS-Style Suicide Attack of Dervishes Aim to Cover up?

3- American Think Tank: Keep Iran in Suspension Using FATF; This Is Best for US

4- CBI Governor after Unfulfilled Promises to Decrease Forex Rates: I Don’t Talk about It Now!




1- US Looking for New Pretexts to Cancel Boeing’s Deal with Iran Using WSJ Claim

2- Increased Interest Rate to Exacerbate Economic Downturn

  • Iranian Economy’s Hibernation Begins



1- 91 MPs Sign Motion to Oblige Officials to Return Their Illegitimate Assets

2- Afrin Battle in New Phase

  • Popular Forces Affiliated with Syrian Army Welcomed by Kurds in Afrin

3- Rouhani: Strengthening of Iran Nuclear Deal to Facilitate Expansion of Tehran-EU Ties



1- Gov’t, Parliament Probing into Story of Pasdaran Street




1- Zarif: Terrorists Coming from Saudi Arabia

2- Lagarde’s Economic Prescription for Middle East

  • Arab Countries Need Extensive Economic Reforms

3- Foreigners Queue Up to Help Iran Renovate Its Cars


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Martyrs of Tolerance towards Miscreants

2- Why Iran Aseman Airlines Didn’t Cancel the Doomed Flight?

  • MP: Airline Earlier Informed about Bad Weather of the Route

3- Lawmaker: Seyyed-Emami Had Sold Data of Our Missile Bases to Aliens

4- MP: Recent Rioters Had No Geographical, Ritual Affiliation with People of Gonabad




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