A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Dec. 16

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 17 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The decision by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency to declare Iran’s PMD case closed dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday.


Ettela’at: Iran’s PMD case at the International Atomic Energy Agency was declared closed.

The director general of the UN nuclear agency has said that there has been no diversion in Iran’s nuclear program.

Ettela’at: Phases 15 and 16 of South Pars gas field will become operational next week.

The inauguration of these two phases of the giant field will earn the country $3 billion in additional revenues on an annual basis.

Ettela’at: President Rouhani has called for the formation of a fact-finding committee to investigate the tragedy of a Shiite massacre in Nigeria.

In a telephone conversation with his Nigerian counterpart, the Iranian president said that partial differences of opinion should not be allowed to degenerate into deep-rooted conflicts.

Ettela’at: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that PMD (possible military dimension) is now history.

He further said the fact that Iran has never been in breach of the NPT has been established and the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program has once again been proven to the world.

Ettela’at: President Rouhani’s special advisor has said organization of free and fair elections will be a guarantor of the future.

Ali Younesi described the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as the most important achievement of the administration’s foreign policy.

Ettela’at: The Sixth Development Plan allocates special funds to measures to ease social harms.

The government spokesman has said special committees will be formed to deal with social issues.

Ettela’at: Iran blocks the transit of some 500 tons of drugs to Europe annually, the interior minister told his Austrian counterpart.

He further said an effective fight against the scourge of terror requires the honest and serious contribution of all nations.

Ettela’at: Kharazmi Festival has named top students from across the nation.




Afkar: A Swiss trade delegation will arrive in Iran.




Arman-e Emrooz: Saeed Mortazavi [a former judge and director of the Social Security Organization who is on trial for corruption] goes to court with an armed bodyguard!

Dehdashti, an Abadan MP, has said Mortazavi’s years as a judge will be investigated.

Arman-e Emrooz: Morteza Talaei has resigned from Tehran City Council.




Ebtekar: PMD is now history; a resolution by the IAEA’s Board of Governors has ended a 12-year dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.

All sanctions will be lifted in three weeks.




Emtiaz: Tehran police chief has said that 72 gangs involved in goods smuggling have been busted.




Etemad: No political grouping [which acts within the framework the establishment has set] can be eliminated, the government spokesman said.

Etemad: Some 40,000 cars whose occupants failed to observe the Islamic dress code have been impounded.




Hamshahri: A visa war

Europe and the US are at loggerheads over Iran.




Hemayat: Senior Iranian clerics and officials have urged international institutions not to remain silent over the massacre of Shiites in Nigeria.




Iran: An end to allegations

The diplomacy of moderation brought the curtain down on a 12-year nuclear dispute.




Javan: A fabricated case was declared closed for the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.




Jomhouri Islami: Individuals should not make unwise remarks in the name of defending the Leader, said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.




Kar va Kargar: Some individuals are making fuss about the threat of the flu only to be able to sell flu vaccines which are past their best-before date, said the health minister.

Kar va Kargar: MPs have voted for a motion to establish an organization to take on corruption.




Kayhan: The West is not afraid of our centrifuges, what is frightening to Westerners is the line of thinking which is on the march here, participants in a Tehran University gathering said.




Qods: The Guardian Council won’t give the green-light to individuals who do not meet the requirements to run for office, said Ayatollah Momen, a member of the council.



Resalat: Creation of a new Ottoman empire is what motivates Turkey to support Daesh, said Hossein Sheikholeslam, an advisor to the parliament speaker.




Saheb Ghalam: The UN nuclear agency won’t admit that Iran has made no mistake whatsoever, because such admission will prompt Tehran to file its own claim, said the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.




Shahrvand: An end to a dispute

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said that the practical lifting of sanctions will start in three weeks.



By Iran Front Page