A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Dec. 24

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 17 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The comments of the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council about nuclear talks and ties with the United States dominated the front pages of many Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. The three-leg regional tour of the speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly that has taken him to Syria, Lebanon and Iraq where he took up regional questions as well as issues of mutual interests with senior officials also appeared on the front pages of dailies. Also in the news was the ruling by a Belgian court that will eventually see the return to Iran of historical items dating back 4,000 years.

Abrar: “Tehran supports political dialogue in Lebanon,” Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said at a meeting with the Lebanese prime minister in Beirut.

 

Abrar newspaper 12 - 24


Abrar-e Eghtesadi: A ban has been imposed on imports of palm oil. [It came after the use of palm oil in a number of dairy plants caused quite a stir in the country earlier this year.]

Abrar-e Eghtesadi: The economy minister has said interest rates will be cut next year. His comments came less than a week after the Central Bank decided to raise interest rates on 6- and 9-month accounts.

 

Abrare eghtesadi newspaper 12 - 24


Aftab-e Yazd: “Old age was not the only determining factor in the Guardian Council’s decision to disqualify Hashemi Rafsanjani [when he wanted to run for president in 2013],” said former spokesman of the council Abbasali Kadkhodaei.

 

Aftabe yazd newspaper 12 - 24


Arman-e Emrooz: A great victory for Iran. Following a Belgium court order, 4,000-year-old Iranian antiques will return home.

Arman-e Emrooz: The justice minister has reported corruption to the tune of 700 billion rials (almost $23 million) in a bank. “So far we have been unable to discover all the assets of Babak Zanjani [who stands accused of massive corruption],” Mostafa Pourmohammadi said.

 

Armane emruz newspaper 12 - 24


Ebtekar: “The Supreme Leader does not seek to bring nuclear talks to a halt,” said Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council.

 

Ebtekar newspaper 12 - 24


Emtiaz: Following a drop in precipitation levels this year, the threat of drought looms in 20 provinces across the nation.

 

Emtiaz newspaper 12 - 24


Etemad: Roozan daily has been banned.

Etemad: Saudi Arabia has dropped an oil bombshell by saying it wouldn’t cut crude production even if prices fell to 20 dollars a barrel.

 

Etemad newspaper 12 - 24


Ettela’at: Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has held talks with officials in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon mostly on terrorist threats facing the region.

Ettela’at: IS terrorists have suffered back-to-back defeats following an Iraqi army offensive in the north.

 

Ettelaat newspaper 12 - 24


Farhikhtegan: A bill that envisions punishment for students who cheat in writing their dissertations has been presented to the Cabinet.

 

Farhikhtegan newspaper 12 - 24


Hambastegi: “Differences of opinion among Muslims should not snowball into conflicts,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Hambastegi: “Iran seeks to see security and sustainable peace prevail in the region,” said the Iranian parliament speaker after a meeting with senior Iraqi Shiite cleric Ayatollah Sistani.

 

Hambastegi newspaper 12 - 24


Hemayat: “Iran does not seek to resume diplomatic ties with the United States,” said Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

 

Hemayat newspaper 12 - 24


Iran: New arrangements to allow Iranian male expats who have not completed their military duty to pay fines instead is a major step that facilitates the return home of the elite.

 

Iran newspaper 12 - 24


Kaenat: “Officials are determined to take on corruption,” said Minister of Justice Mostafa Pourmohammadi.

 

Kaenaat newspaper 12 - 24


Kayhan: The Iraqi army has taken over the road IS militants use to travel back and forth between Iraq and Syria.

 

kayhan newspaper 12 - 24


Qods: A Russian team seeks the signature of the captain of the Iranian national volleyball team. Saeed Marouf has been offered an astronomical figure.

Qods: Iran has warned foreign surveillance aircraft ahead of a major military maneuvers it will hold in the south.

 

Ghods newspaper 12 - 24


Resalat: Abbasali Kadkhodaei, an advisor to the secretary of the Guardian Council, has called for designation of a court to hear the cases of Mousavi and Karroubi [two candidates who disputed the results of the 2009 presidential elections and caused unrest].

 

Resalat newspaper 12 - 24]


SMT: The budget allocated to the mining sector is to increase by 50 percent.

SMT: Iran’s industrial production has registered a 58 percent hike.

 

Samt newspaper 12 - 24

By Iran Front Page

 

The Iran Project is not responsible for the content of quoted articles.