A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on June 16

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Tuesday and picked headlines from 14 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

There was no single story dominating the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday. Formation of a new party by the inner circle of Ahmadinejad which was immediately dismissed as unauthorized by the Interior Ministry, and the continued debate on whether women should be allowed to enter stadiums were among top stories of the day.


Abrar: “Up to 58 percent of addicts in Iran are under the age of 34,” said the deputy director of the center that leads the fight against illicit drugs.

Abrar: “Officials who seek to run for parliament have until the end of this week to tender their resignation,” said the head of Tehran Electoral Commission.




Afarinesh: “Cooperation among members of the international community is the only way to effectively crack down on terrorism,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with a visiting Mexican parliamentary delegation.

Afarinesh: “We won’t sacrifice a good deal simply to meet a deadline,” said the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council.



Aftab-e Yazd: “The former government owed $35 billion to the Central Bank of Iran,” said Ali Akbar Torkan, a senior advisor to the president.

Aftab-e Yazd: A government-run match-making website has been launched.




Amin: “We have not based the day-to-day administration of affairs on the removal of sanctions,” the government spokesman said.




Arman-e Emrooz: [Parliament Speaker Ali] Larijani’s complaint against [former President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad has been presented to the Judiciary by the chamber’s Presiding Board.

[Reports suggest the complaint is not personal in nature and stems from the failure of the former president to comply with the acts passed by the Islamic Consultative Assembly.]




Etemad: The directive that allows women to enter sporting arenas has yet to be communicated.

Etemad: Supporters of Ahmadinejad have formed a party called Yekta [an acronym for a Persian phrase that translates into “comrades for the effectiveness and transformation of Islamic Iran].




Ettela’at: “The real income of taxpayers is up to 100 times more than they declare in their tax returns,” said the National Tax Administration.

Ettela’at: An extraordinary session on Yemen has been held on Saudi soil with Iran [representative] in attendance.

Ettela’at: The private sector has plans to set up a management office for the post-sanctions era.




Hambastegi: A new round of nuclear talks between deputy Iranian foreign ministers and the EU representative will open on Wednesday.




Hemayat: The Central Intelligence Agency spends $1 billion on [training] terrorists in Syria.




Iran: The number of Internet users in Iran has increased 3-fold.

Iran: “Dialogue and moderation are the only way to settle the country’s problems,” said President Rouhani.

Iran: Displacement, fright and death reign supreme behind the Turkish border.




Kaenat: The deputy interior minister has expounded on how four terrorist gangs have been busted in eastern Iran.




Mardomsalari: Iranians will bid a final farewell to 175 divers who were martyred during the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s.

The remains of the martyrs were recently brought home.




Resalat: “Revolutionary Guards won’t get involved in elections,” said the representative of the Supreme Leader at the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps.




Setareh Sobh: “Crackdown on corruption was a mere slogan in the previous government,” said Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi [who was a Cabinet member under Ahmadinejad].


By Iran Front Page