A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Nov. 15

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The gruesome images of multiple terror attacks in Paris and global condemnation of the horrible attacks dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday. The cover of the dailies also featured the Vienna talks on Syria which wrapped up on Saturday without releasing a statement.


Note: IFP has decided not to include Kayhan and Vatan-e Emrooz in its review of the front pages of Iranian dailies today because of the headlines they ran on the terrorist attacks in Paris. Iran Front Page views their headlines as running counter to the esprit de corps of the Iranian nation. To us, this is not censorship.


Ettela’at: Paris experienced its bloodiest night since World War II.

A series of attacks by IS in Paris left 160 dead and 200 others injured [Authorities have now revised down the death toll to 129 and put the number of injured at 352.]

The IS terrorist grouping has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks which prompted French authorities to declare three days of national mourning.


Abrar: The interior minister has said that part of the country’s problems will remain unresolved despite elections.




Afkar: Elections should not be a venue for confrontation and dispute among people, said the interior minister.




Aftab-e Yazd: A war theater in the heart of Paris.

The bloodiest terrorist attack in French history has left 160 dead and 200 others wounded.

Aftab-e Yazd: The Paris incident bolstered Iran’s stance in Vienna [talks over Syria], Fereydoun Majlesi, a political analyst, said in an interview with the daily.



Arman-e Emrooz: Mohsen Rafighdoost [a member of the team that helped found the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps] has said that [Chairman of the Expediency Council] Ayatollah Hashemi should run [for the Assembly of Experts elections] and be elected.




Asrar: A historic record for the female Iranian archer

Zahra Nemati, Iran’s gold medalist of the 2012 London Paralympic Games, wins a berth in the Rio 2016 Paralympics [in addition to the place she has already booked at the Rio Olympics].

Asrar: The health minister has criticized the behavior of insurance companies as unethical.




Ebtekar: Reformists are to form an alliance to counter hardliners in the elections, said Ebrahim Asgharzadeh, a reformist political activist, in an interview with Ebtekar.




Etemad: This time around the world took fright.

From silence in the face of the Beirut incident to uproar over Paris carnage

Etemad: On behalf of the Iranian nation, I condemn [the terrorist attacks in Paris], President Rouhani said in a message to his French counterpart.




Hambastegi: “The trend established in the 2013 [presidential] elections should be consolidated in 2016 [parliamentary] elections,” said Mohammad Reza Aref, a reformist leader.




Hemayat: Terrorism comes back to haunt its backers.




Javan: Despite obstructionist efforts by Saudi Arabia, as many as 400 movie theaters in Turkey will screen Muhammad, the Messenger of God.




Jomhouri Islami: The president’s Europe trip was postponed to another time.

Jomhouri Islami: Vienna talks on the Syrian crisis came to an end without releasing a statement.




Resalat: Foreign Minister Zarif has said that the Vienna conference [over Syria] is unlikely to produce serious results.

Resalat: “We will have good news on meetings between the principlists,” said Gholamali Haddad Adel.




Roozan: Boycott and tension; the strategy of the Worriers in the press exhibition

Ali Motahari, a Tehran MP, has said that [decisions by certain principlist dailies and news agencies] to boycott the press exhibition was an auspicious happening.




Saheb Ghalam: The world will see Iran as a stable region for investment.

Saheb Ghalam: Iran has earned $ 113m in carpet export revenues in the March-September period.




Shahrvand: Paris fell victim [to terror attacks].

Shahrvand: A deputy health minister has said as many as 4.5 million Iranians are suffering from diabetes.

His comments came at a ceremony to mark World Diabetes Day (November 14).




Sharq: A six-month prescription for Syria

The Vienna talks were held with FM Zarif in attendance.




SMT: The volume of trade between Iran and China is expected to hit the $ 70b mark.


By Iran Front Page