A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on September 17

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Thursday and picked headlines from 21 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The comments of the Supreme Leader at a meeting with commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday.


Ettela’at: “The revolution is still powerful and in good shape,” the Supreme Leader said at a meeting with thousands of IRGC commanders.

“The cultural and political infiltration is more dangerous than economic and security infiltration,” Ayatollah Khamenei further said.

Ettela’at: “The United States has suffered serious setbacks in West Asia,” said Major General Ghasem Soleimani, the commander of IRGC’s Quds Force.

He further said that Iran’s Islamic Revolution has seriously challenged the status of the US as a superpower.

Ettela’at: There will be changes in diesel quotas of vehicles as of September 23.

Ettela’at: The resigned prime minister of Yemen along with eight of his Cabinet ministers has arrived in Aden from Riyadh.

The US, French and Russian ambassadors have met with ousted Yemeni President Mansour Hadi in Riyadh.

Ettela’at: “The Europeans need to bring over capital and technology if they wish to have a share of Iran’s market,” said President Rouhani.

Ettela’at: Ayatollah Abolghasem Khazali, a member of the Assembly of Experts, has passed away.

The Supreme Leader has said the blessed life of this great clergyman was dotted with shining moments.

Ettela’at: Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi has said that if the US Congress rejects the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran will resume its nuclear program.




Abrar: Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, has met with the German foreign minister.

Abrar: “Arak’s heavy water reactor will be modernized with the assistance of two members of P5+1,” President Rouhani said.       




Afarinesh: “Russia has expressed readiness to help upgrade Iran’s centrifuges,” said the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

Afarinesh: To ease traffic congestion the working hours of government offices will change.




Afkar: The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has said that his men won’t allow the enemy to infiltrate the country.




Aftab-e Yazd: Ali Akbar Velayati [an advisor to the Supreme Leader] has failed to show up for a session of parliament’s JCPOA Review Committee.




Arman-e Emrooz: The minister of communications has said that Facebook is likely to be unblocked.

Arman-e Emrooz: “In the [upcoming] parliamentary elections hardliners will be set aside,” predicted the chairman of the Expediency Council.

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani further said that people will vote the opponents of the nuclear deal out of office.




Asrar: Saudi Arabia has blamed the Bin Laden Company for the deadly construction crane collapse in Mecca.




Ebtekar: The Supreme Leader has urged Revolutionary Guard commanders to shun things that might damage the dignity of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps.

Ebtekar: The economy minister had a heart problem during a Cabinet session.




Emtiaz: Twenty-five aircraft will join the Iranian fleet within two years.




Etemad: End of the American game

Republicans have suffered a second setback in their bid to reject the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The deadline for review of the deal is today.

Etemad: Each day around $310 million goes up in smoke.

Cigarette imports went up 30 percent and taxes were down six percent.




Iran: The global ranking of the University of Tehran and Sharif University of Technology has improved.

Iran: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has spent 189 days talking to P5+1 over the nuclear issue. His predecessor Saeed Jalili was at the talks for no more than 16 days.



Javan: “The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps will stop security infiltration with a vengeance,” said the Supreme Leader at a meeting with IRGC commanders.



Jomhouri Islami: The heads of the three branches of government and senior political and religious figures have issued messages of condolences following the demise of Ayatollah Khazali.




Kaenat: “When you said everything was on the table [a reference to military option], we had to set up a site under the mountains,” President Rouhani said in comments aimed at the West.




Kayhan: The Supreme Leader has released a message of condolences following the passing of Ayatollah Khazali.

In his will the late Ayatollah instructed his family to write “A friend of Khomeini” on his gravestone.




Mardomsalari: Iran has suffered a fourth defeat in the Volleyball World Cup.




Resalat: “Keeping an eye on local, regional and international developments is a major responsibility of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps,” the Supreme Leader said.




Saheb Ghalam: South Africa, the new buyer of Iranian oil




Setareh Sobh: “We need to have good relations with the rest of the world,” said President Rouhani.




Shahrvand: With the Hamoon Lake drying up as many as 130,000 people have left their homes.

Shahrvand: “From the very beginning until the finalization of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, nuclear talks were under the supervision of the Leader,” said Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri, a former parliament speaker and member of the Expediency Council.



Sharq: There are as many as 500 land-grab cases in Heyran area.


By Iran Front Page