A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Dec. 24

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

The comments of President Rouhani about a wide range of issues, including the nuclear deal, economic growth and elections, dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday. Also on the cover of dailies was the latest from registration for the upcoming elections.



Ettela’at: We will open the gates to investment and global technology, President Rouhani told locals in Shahr-e Rey.

He further said that next year’s budget will rely on oil revenues by as little as 25 percent.

Ettela’at: Congratulations on the birth anniversary of the prophet of peace and friendship, harbinger of heavenly compassion and laughter, the Messiah of love and good-naturedness. Merry Christmas

Ettela’at: The interior minister has said that 10,000 addicts who openly use drugs on the streets will be rounded up.

Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli further blamed pocketbook issues as the root cause of all social harms.

Ettela’at: The Washington Post has said that the US has bowed to the demand of Iran and Russia to keep Assad in power.

In another development, President Assad said that he would step down if the Syrians want him to.

Ettela’at: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the JCPOA Supervision Panel will make a decision about the new law passed by the US Congress.

The Iranian top diplomat further said that internal disagreements should not stop the US administration from complying with its international commitments.

Ettela’at: The idea of asking [political] questions in universities should be promoted, said Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in a ceremony to mark Research Day.

Political issues should not be used as an excuse to restrict analyses and research, the chairman of the Expediency Council said.

Ettela’at: With the registration of candidates for Assembly of Experts elections coming to an end, the screening process has started.

The head of the Electoral Headquarters said that by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, 731 individuals had fielded their candidacy for the Assembly of Experts.

Ettela’at: Iran and Oman hold joint naval maneuvers in the eastern part of the Hormuz Strait.

The drill is meant to ensure the security of commercial vessels and tankers crossing the strategic strait.


Abrar: The Egyptian president has said that he won’t remain in office even for a second if the Egyptians don’t want him to.

Abrar: Despite booby-traps, strategic parts of the Iraqi city of Ramadi have been taken back from Daesh terrorists.



Afarinesh: President Rouhani has said that the country’s development budget will increase by as much as 90 percent next year.




Afkar: Shipping lanes between Iran, the US and Africa have been activated.



Aftab-e Yazd: We need to accommodate each other’s opposing views, said former parliament speaker Akbar Nategh Nouri.

Aftab-e Yazd: President Rouhani has urged fellow officials not to forget the fact that [free and fair] elections are a right members of the public are entitled to.




Arman-e Emrooz: In case I am disqualified [from running for parliament] I will appeal, but I won’t beg, said outspoken principlist MP Ali Motahari.

Arman-e Emrooz: President Rouhani has said that Iranians will make an epic in the late February elections.

He further said the country’s economic growth is projected to stand at 5 percent next year.



Asrar: Inflation slipped into single digits in the fall.

Asrar: Tabriz, an exemplary Islamic tourist destination in 2018.




Bahar: The Tehran prosecutor has said that judicial orders have been issued for the police to deal with those who have satellite dishes and women who fail to observe the Islamic dress code.



Ebtekar: Women extensively seek to win seats in both assemblies.

A large number of women have fielded their candidacy for the upcoming elections for the Assembly of Experts and the Islamic Consultative Assembly.




Etemad: Inflation has plunged into single digits for the first time in five and a half years.

Etemad: Tehran MP Ali Motahari has said that he won’t be alone [in speaking out] in the next parliament.

Etemad: With an unprecedented wave of scholars and figures signing up, the number of potential candidates for the Assembly of Experts is 35 percent up, setting a new record.




Javan: The chain of sanctions will break up this year, said President Rouhani.




Jomhouri Islami: President Rouhani has said that the Executive and Legislative branches should work together to settle the problems of the public.




Kar va Kargar: The Supreme National Security Council will decide on the US measure to limit visits to Iran by foreign nationals, said Foreign Minister Zarif.




Kayhan: The countdown is on for the liberation of Ramadi in Iraq.

Daesh terrorists have fled to nearby deserts.

Kayhan: The schools of the capital were not closed on the most polluted day of the week!




Rah-e Mardom: An Iranian tanker has been saved from the pirates in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.




Resalat: Full implementation of the changes to the Visa Waiver Program adopted by the US Congress will amount to breach of the nuclear deal, said Foreign Minister Zarif.




Sharq: Some $380 billion went up in smoke during the presidency of Ahmadinejad, said the economy minister.




Vaghaye-e Etefaghiyeh: The Law Enforcement Force has signaled readiness to ensure the security of upcoming elections.

Special police will have access to urban traffic cameras.


By Iran Front Page