A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on April 12

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 12 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

A rally outside the Saudi diplomatic mission in Tehran in protest at sexual harassment by Saudi police of two Iranian teenagers dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers. Comments by Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani about Yemen were also on the covers of the dailies.


Arman-e Emrooz: “They let out shouts of protest because they can no longer line their pockets.”

Akbar Torkan, an adviser to President Rouhani said, as he took a swipe at those who reap financial benefits from continued sanctions.

Arman-e Emrooz: “Expect a major shift in the makeup of the 10th parliament.”

Saeed Hajarian, a reformist strategist, said in an exclusive interview with the daily.



Asrar: The first vice-president has said that any price hike without coordination with the government in advance is illegal.

Asrar: “Police seized more than 490 tons of illicit drugs in the 12 months to March 21, 2015.”

Brigadier General Ali Moayedi, who leads the anti-drugs division of the Law Enforcement Force, made the announcement at a news conference.

Asrar: “Pakistan has turned into a nest of terrorists,” said the spokesman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.



Ebtekar: General Ghasem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC Quds Force, has urged a filmmaker who wants to direct a biopic on him to scrap his plans.

In a letter, the top general has said that he does not deserve to be at the center of The General.




Emtiaz: Flights taking Iranian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage have been called off.

Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to Iranian pilgrims.

Emtiaz: In Iran, the duration of maternity leave has increased to nine months.



Etemad: Portugal’s Carlos Queiroz is likely to remain at the helm of Iran’s national football team.



Ettela’at: The environment chief has called for formation of a chain to protect the green ecosystem.



Kar va Kargar: “Aggressors will be bogged down in Yemen,” said the chairman of the Expediency Council.



Mardomsalari: “We can’t pin much hope on Canada to extradite [Mahmoud Reza] Khavari.”

Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi said of the former managing director of Bank Melli, who is wanted by Iranian officials for massive fraud and corruption.



Nasl-e Farda: A matchmaking website will be launched on April 21.



Resalat: “Construction of the capital’s Grand Prayer Ground will be complete by yearend [March 2016],” said Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.



Roozan: Ayatollah Rafsanjani has urged the Saudi wise men to prevent green politicians from fanning the flames of tension.



Shahrvand: Iranians in Tehran protested Saudi indecency in Jeddah



By Iran Front Page