A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on August 20

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, August 20, and picked headlines from 12 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Almost all newspapers highlighted the Iranian Parliament’s Sunday session to give vote of confidence to the ministerial nominees proposed by President Hassan Rouhani.

The dismissal of Stephen Bannon, the White House chief strategist, also received great coverage today.

Many papers also covered the election of Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani as the head of Tehran City Council.

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



1- Countdown for Operation to Liberate Iraq’s of Tal Afar

2- Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani Elected as Head of Tehran City Council


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Separation of Brain from Skull: Senior WH Advisor Dismissed

2- What Impacts Will Bannon’s Dismissal Have on Tehran-Washington Ties


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Parliament’s Final Word: New Cabinet to Be Formed after Today’s Votes



1- Proposed Culture Minister: Time of Making Decisions behind Close Doors Over

2- $500m Jump in Iran’s Petchem Exports



1- Iranian Beach Soccer Goalkeeper to Play for Sporting Lisbon



1- Iranian Women Receive First ‘Women in Science’ Prizes

2- Minister: Int’l Science Award for Women to Be Given in Name of Maryam Mirzakhani



1- Moderation Most Important Legacy of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani

2- Trump’s Think-Tank Empty: WH Chief Strategist Bannon Dismissed




1- Lawmakers Smile at Promises Made by Ministers

  • Parliament to Give Vote of Confidence to Ministerial Nominees Today

2- Then No One Was Left: Bannon Resigns as 14th US Official in Less than 7 Months

3- Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani Thanks Qalibaf for Implementing 4,000 Projects


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Russian Envoy to Tehran: Moscow to Back Tehran in Case of US Violation of JCPOA

2- Former CIA Official: Int’l Community Won’t Accompany US in Anti-Iran Moves

3- ISIS Commander, His Forces in Syria Surrender Themselves to Hezbollah

4- Oil Minister: 2m Barrels of Oil Produced in South Pars Exported to East Asia



1- Parliament’s Negligence Today to Cause Government’s Inefficiency Tomorrow

2- Saudi Coalition Root Cause of Cholera Outbreak in Yemen: World Doctors



1- Iran Is Where Culture Can Be Globalized: Proposed Culture Minister

2- Zarif: Terrorism Symbol of No Race, Religion



1- Expediency Council without Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani

2- Interview with Champion of Iran Women’s Motorcycle Racing: I Struggle for Women