A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Dec. 7

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 25 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The comments of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani on freedoms in an Islamic establishment and elections dominated the front pages of reformist-leaning newspapers on Monday. Also on the covers of dailies were the comments of the parliament speaker and events preceding Student Day.


Ettela’at: The Executive and Judiciary are determined to counter large-scale land grab.

A senior judicial official has said that the last two decades have seen the number of land grab cases grow. The reason: Emergence of corrupt individuals. Countering these individuals who have links to corridors of power requires Jihad-style determination.


Abrar: A Western news website has praised the Leader for the letter he has recently written to Western youth.

Abrar: All prisoners behind bars for misdemeanor accidents in Kermanshah Province have been freed.




Afarinesh: An Islamic state awards freedom to its citizens and won’t limit them, said the chairman of the Expediency Council.




Aftab-e Yazd: Divisions in the ranks of principlists have become more public, making unity more unlikely, an analysis by the daily suggests.




Amin: Some are fabricating red lines, said Tehran MP Ali Motahari.




Arman-e Emrooz: The story of suspicious dolls

Some 300 dolls containing hazardous material have been seized from Iranian pilgrims returning home from Iraq where they took part in the Arba’een March.




Asrar: [A massive] Public turnout would translate into defeat for hardliners, said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

He further advised parties against going to extremes in making decisions and implementing them.

Asrar: Most principlists do not approve of the Stability Front [a hardline faction of the principlists], said Mohammad Reza Aref, a reformist leader and former vice-president.




Ebtekar: Election of a moderate clergyman changed the way the world looks at Iran, said Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Ebtekar: President Rouhani is to present next year’s spending package to parliament on Tuesday.

Ebtekar: A single-rate foreign exchange system will be introduced six months after the termination of sanctions, said the governor of the Central Bank of Iran.




Emtiaz: Three top tourist towns will be named during the New Year holiday [March 2016], said the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization.

Emtiaz: Authorities have seized antiques dating back to the Sassanid and Parthian periods in Bijar.

Emtiaz: Police have arrested 8,000 car thieves, muggers and handbag snatchers in the capital.




Etemad: Ayatollah Rafsanjani has slammed double standards in dealing with the comments of the Supreme Leader.




Hambastegi: Rivalry between reformists and principlists does not amount to enmity, said Rasoul Montajabnia, a senior reformist leader.




Hemayat: Those who encroach upon public funds will never have peace of mind, said a deputy attorney general.

Hemayat: The co-defendant in the so-called oil case [of which Babak Zanjani is the main defendant] has been charged with money laundering, forgery and corruption on Earth.




Iran: The parliament speaker has called on the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency to declare Iran’s case closed.

The call came after a report by the UN nuclear chief said that there has been no diversion in Iran’s nuclear program.




Javan: A sick doctor removes the sutures of humanity.

A doctor in a hospital in Khomeinishahr ordered the stitches he had just put in the chin of a four-year-old patient taken out when he found out his mother cannot afford the hospital fees.




Jomhouri Islami: Iran and India have struck a $3 billion deal on development of a gas field.

Jomhouri Islami: Hamid Baeedinejad, a senior official with the Iranian Foreign Ministry, has said that intensive talks will be held in Vienna to draft a P5+1 resolution which is hoped to set the stage for the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.




Kaenat: The minister of labor has said cash subsidies of 2.943 million Iranians have been cut off.

Kaenat: Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has been the best option.




Kayhan: Heavy snowfall has closed roads and promoted officials to order schools closed in several provinces.




Mardomsalari: The parliament speaker has said that the world of Islam takes on senseless violence and blind prejudice.




Resalat: Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to the Supreme Leader, has described President Assad as a red line for Iran.




Rooyesh Mellat: Iran and Bosnia have deep political and cultural roots, Foreign Minister Zarif said.




Saheb Ghalam: Commercial and industrial ties between Iran and Sweden will be boosted.




Sayeh: The capital has been blanketed by its first autumnal snow.

Sayeh: The Europeans are interested in taking part in oil projects on the western bank of the Karoon River.




Setareh Sobh: The Health Ministry has issued an influenza warning.

[More than] 20 have already lost their lives to the flu.




Tejarat: Saeed Mortazavi [a former director of the Social Security Organization on trial for corruption] has been implicated in the trial of Babak Zanjani [who is also on trial for corruption].




Vaghaye-e Etefaghiye: The office of the former president has said that Ahmadinejad has no plans for the upcoming elections.


By Iran Front Page