A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on August 12

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.

Funeral processions held in several cities for the martyrs of the Iran-Iraq war dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. The comments of the grandson of the late Imam Khomeini on the Islamic Revolution and those of the deputy foreign minister on the Vienna accord also made front-page headlines.


Ettela’at: “The cultural and spiritual growth of society requires economic boom and security,” the intelligence minister told a gathering of provincial culture official.

He further said that political might should be used as a means to promote cultural authority.

Highlights of Ettela’at newspaper on August 12



Abrar: Thirty-one MPs have called on President Rouhani not to accept the restrictions related to ballistic missiles stipulated in the UN Security Council resolution.

Abrar: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is to visit Iran shortly.




Afarinesh: Hillary Clinton has warned of the consequences of a possible congressional rejection of the Vienna accord.




Afkar: Iran has opposed a Tehran visit by Hamas Leader Khaled Mashal.




Aftab-e Yazd: The ban on Iranian oil has been lifted.

In a new directive on crude oil and petrochemical purchases from Iran, the US government has lifted the ban on imports of Iranian oil.




Arman-e Emrooz: “There are 800 cases involving offenses committed by senior officials of the previous administration,” said Mohammad Ashrafi Esfahani, who oversees a government office that looks into administrative offenses.




Asr-e Rasaneh: Tax evasion by those who slipped $25 billion worth of smuggled goods into the country

Asr-e Rasaneh: Iran and Spain have signed an electricity contract.




Asrar: Iranian actress Negar Javaherian has been given a seat on the jury of the Asia Pacific Film Festival.

Asrar: “Islam, [our] revolution and [the late] Imam [Khomeini] should not be hijacked,” said Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic.

Asrar: The interior minister has said that some 4,000 individuals have expressed willingness to run for parliament in elections slated for early 2016.




Ebtekar: Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has ordered oil production increased by 500,000 barrels a day.




Etemad: The judiciary chief has called on officials to act leniently in cases involving the press.




Farhikhtegan: “Theft is worse than failure to comply with the Islamic dress code,” said the grandson of the founding father of the Islamic Republic.




Hemayat: “Measures to discredit the Judiciary are neither legitimate nor legal,” said the Judiciary chief as he lashed out at those who have released images of Ayatollah Rafsanjani bidding farewell to his son before the latter reported to prison to serve a 10-year jail term.




Hosban; The director of the Environment Protection Organization has said that park rangers will receive a 25 percent pay raise.




Iran: The Interior Ministry and the Guardian Council have agreed on introduction of transparent ballot boxes.

Iran: A second round of regional visits has taken Foreign Minister Zarif to Beirut, Lebanon.




Kaenat: Zarif’s decision to put his Ankara visit on hold has drawn widespread reactions.




Kayhan: Some 150 MPs have sent a letter to the president calling on him to present the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to parliament in the form of a bill.




Roozan: Minister of Economy and Financial Affairs has fallen victim to populist posturing.

The daily says the economy chief is likely to be impeached by parliament.


By Iran Front Page