A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on August 1

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 20 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

President Hassan Rouhani’s call for measures to seize the opportunities that arise in the post-sanctions era; Foreign Minister Zarif’s appeal for creation of a nuclear-free world in an opinion piece in The Guardian; and comments by the director of the Atomic Energy Organization that the Vienna accord does not need the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday. The tragic burning alive of a Palestinian child at the hands of Israeli settlers also appeared on the covers of dailies.


Ettela’at: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that it is now time to review the threat posed by the nuclear arsenal of the Zionist regime.

In an opinion piece in The Guardian, the Iranian top diplomat wrote, “The nuclear deal reached in Vienna this month [July] is not a ceiling but a solid foundation on which we must build.”


Abrar: The deputy chairman of parliament’s Economic Committee has urged the welfare minister to “rid the country’s economy of inexperienced individuals”.




Afarinesh: The health minister has said that heart attacks are to blame for 50 percent of deaths in Iran.




Aftab-e Yazd: Western media speculate that Presidents Rouhani and Obama are likely to meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Aftab-e Yazd: Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf still feels bitter.

The daily takes a look at the political behavior of the mayor of the capital.




Arman-e Emrooz: “Reformists are not worried about being barred from running for parliament,” Mohammad Reza Aref, a reformist leader and former first vice-president said.

Arman-e Emrooz: Reports that meteorites have hit a couple of Iranian provinces have been both confirmed and denied.

Arman-e Emrooz: New York is to roll out the red carpet for Rouhani.

Presidents Rouhani and Obama will deliver speeches on the first day of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations.




Asr-e Rasaneh: The project to take Iranian natural gas to Europe carries a staggering 10 billion euro price tag.




Asrar: Royal Dutch Shell has expressed interest in returning to Iran’s gas projects.

Asrar: “Some 47,000 female employees have been dismissed after taking maternity leave,” the deputy director of the Social Security Organization said.

Asrar: In light of the fact that the problems the Guardian Council has found with the motion to hold elections on a provincial scale cannot be fixed, the plan will be shelved.




Ebtekar: The first practical measure in line with the Vienna accord

The European Union has started implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Ebtekar: “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) does not need to be approved in parliament,” the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said.




Emtiaz: Sabotage in the train en route from Tehran to Ankara




Etemad: A weekend rife with accidents

There were explosions on board two Iranian trains en route to Turkey; two massive fires erupted in Bandar Abbas and a firefighter died as he was trying to contain the flames; three members of a single family drowned in the Karoon River.

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Kerman; the delay in the takeoff of a plane sparked passenger protest; and a meteorite was the unwelcome, controversial guest of the Iranian sky.




Hambastegi: “Had it not been for Iran’s cooperation and consultation, IS would have been in Baghdad today,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, the director of the Center for Strategic Studies affiliated to the Expediency Council.




Iran: Iran and France have reached an agreement that covers the oil, aircraft and automobile sectors.




Jomhouri Islami: Mahshahr has experienced the hottest day in the world ever registered.

Temperatures surged to 62° Celsius in the southern Iranian city on Thursday.




Kayhan: The Vienna accord amounts to a blow to Iran’s security; take this report seriously.




Mardomsalari: The Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned the Israeli crimes [the burning of a Palestinian child alive].




Payam-e Zaman: Tehran’s Friday prayer leader has said that the Iranians appreciate the efforts of the president and the negotiating team.




Resalat: “France should pay compensation for the tainted blood it exported to Iran in the 80s,” said the chairman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

Resalat: “Concerns about inspections of military sites have been removed,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.




Sayeh: “Automotive production in Iran has registered a 17 percent hike,” said the minister of industries, mines and trade.




Setareh Sobh: Ahmadinejad has launched an electoral campaign.




Sharq: Supporters of Ahmadinejad have been ordered to launch a blitz against the government on the diplomacy front.


By Iran Front Page