A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Jan. 4

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 16 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The rejection by the Iranian Foreign Ministry of an Associated Press report that Iran and the United States have already clinched a nuclear deal dominated the front pages of several newspapers on Sunday. News that the Guardian Council has found a parliamentary act on promotion of virtue unconstitutional also appeared on many front pages.

Abrar-e Eghtesadi: The Pakistani oil minister has said Islamabad badly needs Iran’s natural gas.


Afarinesh: “Iran will soon celebrate its victory in nuclear talks,” said the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

Afarinesh: The Iranian Foreign Ministry has rejected an AP report that Tehran and Washington have already clinched a nuclear deal.


Aftab-e Yazd: “A plot by IS to highjack an Iranian plane has been foiled,” said a commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps.

Aftab-e Yazd: The Guardian Council has found parliament’s Support for Promoters of Virtue Act unconstitutional.

Aftab-e Yazd: “The previous government dealt a blow of historic proportions to the nation,” said Isa Kalantari, a former minister of agriculture.


Asrar: “The Central Bank won’t allow a repeat of fluctuations in the value of foreign currencies,” said the governor of the Central Bank of Iran.

Asrar: “We will prove in the upcoming parliamentary elections that reformists speak with one voice,” said Mohammad Reza Aref, a former vice president under Mohammad Khatami.

Asrar: Farimah Farjami [a once-famous Iranian actress] has decided to return to the big screen after being on the sidelines for 11 years.


Emtiaz: Each year as many as 600,000 people are sent to prisons across the country.


Etemad: There are speculations that Saeed Jalili might want to run for parliament in Qom constituency.


Ettela’at: According to a decision by the Expediency Council, candidates need an absolute majority in the first round and a simple majority in the second to win seats in the Islamic Consultative Assembly.

Ettela’at: A plot to assassinate a nuclear scientist has been foiled.


Hambastegi: “National occasions should not be used to attack a certain political group,” said Mohammad Reza Aref, a member of the Expediency Council.


Hamshahri: Tehran’s air is pollution-free for the first time in two weeks.


Hemayat: A member of Tehran City Council said the damage the capital suffered during the sedition of 2009 [unrest in the wake of the presidential election] amounted to $100 billion.

Hemayat: The spokesman of the Guardian Council has said those who played a role in the sedition of 2009 cannot run for elected office.


Jahan-e Sanat: Migratory birds are being massacred by poachers in Mazandaran Province.


Jomhouri Islami: Iran is among the top six builders of power plants in the world.

Jomhouri Islami: Tehran is to play host to an Islamic gathering to investigate the root causes of extremism.


Kaenat: The Central Bank is to punish banks that do not comply with banking regulations. A number of managers have been sacked.


Kayhan: Scientific production dropped in Iran dramatically in 2014.

Kayhan: Senior Iraqi Shiite cleric Ayatollah Sistani has called for the immediate punishment of those behind the assassination of Sunni scholars in the country.


Mardom-e Emrooz: “The reservoirs of dams across Iran are only 41 percent full,” said the energy minister.

Mardom-e Emrooz: “In the 2009 [presidential] elections some members of the Guardian Council went beyond being simply an objective judge,” said Mohsen Esmaili, a jurist with a seat on the oversight council.


Resalat: “The Interior Ministry won’t issue permits for establishment of a party if the Intelligence Ministry does not approve of the credentials of its members,” said the interior minister.



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