A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Oct. 21

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 23 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The comments of the first vice-president and the trade minister in a ceremony to mark National Exports Day dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday. Also on the cover of reformist dailies was the response of the grandson of the late Imam Khomeini to a question as to whether he plans to run for the Assembly of Experts.


Ettela’at: “There are no government red lines in the fight against corruption,” the first vice-president told a meeting of the anti-corruption commission.

Eshagh Jahangiri further said what is important in the case involving Babak Zanjani [a young billionaire on trial for corruption] is the return of the money which has been siphoned off.



Abrar: The European Union has expressed willingness to contribute to Iran’s safety system, said the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

Abrar: The refugee crisis is a Turkish lever to put pressure on the EU to admit Turkey.




Afarinesh: An ad hoc session of the National Security Committee has reported that 36 Iranian pilgrims are still missing and 29 have been laid to rest in Saudi Arabia following the deadly stampede in Mina on September 24.




Aftab-e Yazd: The young Khomeini did not rule out running for the Assembly of Experts.

Aftab-e Yazd: Why should the public always back down?

In reviewing the policies of the government to lift the economy out of recession, the daily wonders why manufacturers are not willing to be cooperative and prop up the economy by offering discounts.




Arman-e Emrooz: The deputy minister of roads has revealed that there has been massive reclamation in mountainous areas in the west.

Arman-e Emrooz: The chairman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said Roknabadi [Iran’s former ambassador to Lebanon who has been missing since the deadly stampede in Saudi Arabia in September] was spotted alive after the incident.




Asia: A politician who favors [better] relations with Iran has been elected prime minister in Canada.



Asr-e Rasaneh: Within years, exports of LNG to global markets will hit 10 million tons.




Asrar: “We need to dispose of individualism and go-it-alone approaches,” said the grandson of the late Imam Khomeini.

Asrar: “The dark days of painting a dark image of Iran have come to an end,” said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.




Ebtekar: The election of a liberal prime minister in Canada has raised hopes of an improvement in Tehran-Ottawa relations.




Emtiaz: The director of the State Prisons Organization has said nearly 6,000 cell phones and 20,000 bladed weapons have been seized from inmates in detention facilities across the country.




Etemad: The first vice-president has vowed Iran’s economy will rally fast after the sanctions have been lifted.

He said [during the presidency of Ahmadinejad] $159 billion of the Foreign Reserve Fund was wasted.




Hemayat: An economic police division is to be set up to prevent corruption.




Iran: Government Spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht has said that the Rouhani administration will stand up for the rights of the public in the upcoming elections.




Javan: The Zionist pawn in Canada was ousted.

The decade-long reign of Stephen Harper came to an end.

Javan: The winter-based disagreement between Iran and the US.

The US National Weather Service says the Middle East and Iran are in for a harsh winter.

Iran’s Meteorological Organization says that this winter will be warmer than normal.




Jomhouri Islami: “With the termination of sanctions in two months, a new chapter will open for Iran on the international stage,” said first vice-president Eshagh Jahangiri.

Jomhouri Islami: “Palestine is the most important issue of the world of Islam; it should not skip through the cracks,” Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said in a meeting with the Palestinian ambassador to Tehran.




Kayhan: The package to lift the country out of recession is like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.

The daily takes a closer look at the government’s economic plan.




Mardomsalari: The Iranian deputy foreign minister has said that British views are getting closer to realities on the ground in Syria.




Qods: “The harm IS has done to Sunnism is greater [than to Shiism],” said the intelligence minister.




Resalat: The foreign minister has said that propping up a resistance-based economy should be the country’s top priority in the post-sanctions era.




Saheb Ghalam: A 50 percent tax cut for foreigners




Shahrvand: The US and China will help redesign the reactor of Arak nuclear facility.




Sharq: The Meteorological Organization and the Energy Ministry are at odds with each other over winter weather forecasts.



SMT: The director of the Trade Promotion Organization has said that the World Trade Organization has given the green-light to Iran’s membership of the world body.


By Iran Front Page