A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Nov. 14

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 24 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Comments by sources of emulation on the performance of the Foreign Ministry and praise for its achievements in meetings with FM Zarif dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday. Also in the spotlight were remarks by President Rouhani on sanctions and ties with the US as well as terrorist bombings in Beirut.


Ettela’at: “I will enforce the Civil Rights Charter,” said President Rouhani in interviews with France 2 TV channel and Europe 1 radio network, adding that all citizens should enjoy equal rights.

The president also called on investors all over the world to get more active [in Iran] following “the good conditions” that have been created in the country.


Abrar: Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Omani top diplomat Yusuf bin Alawi have held consultations in Muscat.

Abrar: “I have no trust in news agencies affiliated to Hezbollahi groups [fervent supporters of the Islamic Revolution],” said Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi, a [principlist] scholar and theorist.

[Azghadi, who is a member of the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council, made the remark on Friday, adding that these news agencies lack knowledge].




Afkar: A flurry of international condemnations following terrorist attacks in Beirut  

Afkar: The 21st edition of the Press and News Agencies Exhibition came to an end [on November 13].




Aftab-e Yazd: Qom praises Zarif

Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi: Zarif made the impossible possible.

Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani: People understand the value of your work.

Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli: Handshake with the enemy is a sign of courtesy and decency.




Amin: In a telephone call, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri has invited his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani to take part in the 11th Conference of Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in Baghdad.




Arman-e Emrooz: Meaningful welcome for the Commander of the Diplomacy Front

Unprecedented praise by sources of emulation for Zarif

Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani told FM Zarif: Those who are reflective will realize the value of your work.

Arman-e Emrooz: The justice minister has said that government will pursue the case of the recently arrested reporters.

Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi further said that the arrest of those involved in media and civil activists run counter to the government’s approach of moderation.




Asrar: “I will sound a warning if the Constitution is harmed,” said President Rouhani.  

Asrar: The approach of IRIB [the national broadcaster] is factional and arises from political confusion, said a statement released by the office of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.  

Asrar: President Vladimir Putin to visit Tehran [in late November].




Ebtekar: The key to reopen the US embassy [in Tehran] is in the hands of the Americans, said President Rouhani in interviews with European media in the build-up to his [now delayed] trip to France and Italy.




Emtiaz: “Kissing the Koran was the dreamiest moment of my lifetime,” said Andranik Teymourian, the Christian captain of the Iranian national soccer team.




Etemad: “I am not happy with the arrest of journalists,” said Gholamali Haddad Adel, a former parliament speaker, in the closing ceremony of the 21st Press and News Agencies Exhibition.  




Hambastegi: The health minister has taken a swipe at the ever-growing sales of cars.




Hosban: [Iran’s] Compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is tied to the compliance of the other side, said President Rouhani.




Iran: “We should not be afraid of foreign tourists,” said the director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

Masoud Soltanifar further said that we want to turn Iran into the hub of halal, religious, cultural and historical tourism in the world.




Jomhouri Islami: Sinjarin northwestern Iraq has been taken back from ISIS terrorists.

Jomhouri Islami: A Saudi prince has asked for the normalization of ties between Arab nations and the Zionist regime.

Jomhouri Islami: Some are seeking to create division between the government and sources of emulation, said the minister of culture and Islamic guidance.




Kar va Kargar: Implementation of the Free Access to Information Act is a serious task the press should focus on, said Deputy Culture Minister Hossein Entezami in the closing of the press exhibition in Tehran.




Kayhan: The Takfiris took their revenge for the setbacks they have suffered in Iraq and Syria on the Lebanese people.




Nasl-e Farda: “More than anything else, we need national solidarity,” said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his meetings with sources of emulation in Qom.




Resalat: The spokesman of the Guardian Council has said that laws governing the assessment of the scientific credentials of the Assembly of Experts candidates have not changed.

Resalat: Infiltration is more dangerous than war, said Tehran’s Friday prayer leader.




Rooyesh Mellat: All economic sanctions [against Iran] will be lifted by the end of 2015, said President Rouhani.




Roozan: A new plan by the US Congress: A Christian safe zone in Iraq




Setareh Sobh: Seyyed Hassan Khomeini [the grandson of the late Imam] is an innovative thinker who is suitable for the [Assembly of] Experts, said Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari, [a reformist cleric].




Shahrvand: Shahrvand’s has been named the top stall at the 21st Press and News Agencies Exhibition.

Shahrvand: Traces of local officials in the case of bird hunting in Fereydoonkenar, a resort town on the Caspian Sea




Sharq: “Our judgment is not immune to mistakes,” said the spokesman of the Guardian Council in an interview with the daily.

Sharq: “I am happy to make a film in Iran,” said Asghar Farhadi, the Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker, in an interview.




Shorou: Good things are likely to happen if the US apologizes to Iran, said President Rouhani in an interview with an Italian daily.