A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Dec. 4

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

The inauguration of a railway project that links Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in Central Asia via Iran to the Persian Gulf dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday. President Rouhani’s comments at the inaugural that neighbors are Iran’s top foreign policy priority also drew front-page attention. And news about a terrorist explosion outside the residence of Iran’s ambassador in Sana’a, Yemen appeared on the front pages of the dailies too.

Abrar: The Islamic Consultative Assembly has required the Defense Ministry to move military facilities out of big city limits.


Abrar newspaper 12 - 4'

Afarinesh: Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has dismissed rumors that Iran has struck a political deal with the West.


Afarinesh newspaper 12 - 4

Aftab-e Yazd: “Formerly, some managers seemed less than determined to take on corruption,” said Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani.

Aftab-e Yazd: “Our hands are tied; we can’t release information on offenses. Laws that require officials not to release information on corruption cases until a final verdict has been handed down should be rescinded,” said Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi.


Aftabe yazd newspaper 12 - 4

Arman-e Emrooz: A bomb has gone off outside the residence of Iran’s ambassador to Yemen. The Iranian diplomats and embassy personnel have escaped the blast unhurt.

Arman-e Emrooz: “If the US seeks to secure Israeli satisfaction in the [nuclear] talks, it won’t achieve any result,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.


Armane emruz newspaper 12 - 4

Asr-e Iranian: “No sanctions are lifted unless oil sanctions are lifted,” said Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh.


Asre ranian newspaper 12 - 4

Asr-e Rasaneh: “Iran is the 19th largest economy in the world,” said the director of the State Tax Organization.


Asre resaneh newspaper 12 - 4

Asrar: Hossein Rezazadeh, a former world weightlifting champion, should quit his seat on Tehran City Council if he wants to contest the top post at the Weightlifting Federation.


Asrar newspaper 12 - 4

Ebtekar: The British Embassy in Tehran will gradually resume its functions.


Ebtekar newspaper 12 - 4

Eghtesad-e Pooya: “All Iranians are now under basic medical insurance coverage,” said the minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare.


Eghtesade puya newspaper 12 - 4

Etemad: The tax exemption of three major institutions has been rescinded.

Etemad: The opponents of [President Rouhani’s] government have launched a seemingly vain attempt to cancel the credentials of Ali Motahari [a Tehran MP who has broken ranks with fellow principlist deputies to side with the government on many issues].


Etemad newspaper 12 - 4'

Ettela’at: With the inauguration of Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway, Central Asia has been linked to the Persian Gulf on tracks.


Ettelaat newspaper 12 - 4

Haft-e Sobh: Five of the septuplets a young woman gave birth to in Mashhad earlier this week have died.


Hafte sobh newspaper 12 - 4

Hamshahri: The Norwegian ambassador to Tehran has said that her country will try to solve the problems Iranian students face in the Scandinavian country.


Hamshahri newspaper 12 - 4

Hemayat: “The Iranian Judiciary won’t bow to Western media onslaughts,” vowed Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani.


Hemayat newspaper 12 - 4

Iran: Iran is to play host to 2015 Men’s Asian Volleyball Championships.


Iran newspaper 12 - 4

Javan: “Iran owes its security to its popular, revolutionary structure rather than nuclear talks,” said Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari.


Javan newspaper 12 - 4

Jomhouri Islami: “A new round of talks will be held with P5+1 by the end of the month [December 21],” said the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

Jomhouri Islami: Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani, a prominent source of emulation, has protested the Chinese government for its tough line in dealing with Muslims.


Jomhurie eslami newspaper 12 - 4

Kayhan: That the White House has said even if a comprehensive deal is struck, sanctions will remain in place amounts to admission that the nuclear case is a mere excuse [to pressure Iran].

Kayhan: The reasons behind a recent hike in bread prices will be examined at parliament’s Economic Committee.


Kayhan newspaper 12 - 4'

Khorasan has described the launch of Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway project as “Iran’s giant stride toward becoming a regional transit hub”.


Khorasan newspaper 12 - 4

Resalat: [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s cabinet collapsed.


Resalat newspaper 12 - 4

Roozan: “Unfortunately parties have failed to act as well as they are expected to,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.


Ruzan newspaper 12 - 4

Shahrvand: The Crisis Management Organization of the capital has denied reports on social networks that an earthquake warning has been issued in Tehran.


Shahrvand newspaper 12 - 4

By Iran Front Page


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