A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Dec. 28

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 22 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

President Rouhani’s comments at an Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday.


Ettela’at: The president has called for measures to avert intellectual and conversational violence.

Speaking at a 29th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Hassan Rouhani said the world of Islam should call for an end to violence and a beginning of Muslim cooperation.

Ettela’at: The Supreme Leader has had a friendly meeting with the family of Martyr Robert Lazar.

Ettela’at: The volume of the country’s liquidity stands at around $300 billion.

The governor of the Central Bank has said that a new directive on interest rates will soon be issued.

Ettela’at: A second terrorist leader has been killed in Syria in 48 hours.

Ettela’at: The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah has said that elimination of Israel is the ultimate goal of resistance.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah further said that regional conflicts are ignited to serve the interests of the Zionist regime.

Ettela’at: The winners of Mehdi Azar Yazdi Literary and Arts Award have been named.




Afkar: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will be implemented by January 20, said Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.




Aftab-e Yazd: How come Turkey managed to do it? But Iran can’t.

The daily has interviewed a number of experts on how Turkish officials managed to solve the problem of air pollution in Istanbul.




Arman-e Emrooz: There has been a wrangle over face masks in parliament.

A member of the Stability Front [staunch supporters of former President Ahmadinejad] showed up on the floor with a face mask on to protest air pollution.




Asr-e Rasaneh: The capacity to produce natural gas in the post-sanctions era will double.




Bahar: The fact that a large number of people have registered to run in elections shows there is liveliness in society, said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.




Ebtekar: The interior minister has said that his ministry has “constructive interaction” with the Guardian Council.

A spokesman for the Guardian Council [which vets candidates for elections] has said that the country will act impartially in screening the hopefuls.




Eghtesad-e Pooya: Iran’s biggest hotel opens on Monday.

The first vice-president will be on hand for the inauguration.



Etemad: The Guardian Council has said that 2009 is its criterion in qualifying the candidates.

Any comment on or practical measure in connection with the sedition of 2009 [widespread rioting sparked when two candidates doubted the results of the presidential elections] will be the council’s criteria in vetting the candidates who should have a clear stance on the sedition.




Ghanoon: The president has told an International Islamic Unity Conference that there are no Shiite or Sunni crescents.

He further said that in the absence of economic links between Muslim countries unity will remain elusive.




Hamdeli: The interior minister has said that he has reached a deal with the Guardian Council over candidates.




Hemayat: America’s measure to block Iranian assets amounts to robbery and bullying, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told a national gathering of public and revolutionary court judges.




Iran: Molaverdi and Ebtekar [two female vice-presidents] are to file complaints against those who have resorted to libel and terms of abuse in criticizing them.




Javan: Iranian Christians had a proud performance during the revolution and the war, said the Supreme Leader as he met with the family of a Christian martyr.




Jomhouri Islami: The Zionists are angry at the conclusion of the Iran nuclear deal, said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.




Kaenat: Iran is ready to be admitted to the World Trade Organization, said the ministry of industries, mines and trade.




Kayhan: Some 205 MPs have sent a letter to President Rouhani warning about unprecedented recession and unemployment.




Mardomsalari: The number of women fielding their candidacy for parliamentary elections is up 50 percent.

Mardomsalari: The vice-president for parliamentary affairs says he hopes women too are elected to the Assembly of Experts.




Payam-e Zaman: The deputy foreign minister has said that a Joint Commission is likely to be formed before the implementation of JCPOA.




Qods: All problems can be settled at the negotiating table, said President Rouhani.




Resalat: Mohammad Reza Bahonar [a principlist vice-speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly who is not seeking reelection] has said that principlists will emerge victorious in the upcoming elections.

He blamed the nuclear deal for the delay in presentation by the government of a bill on the Sixth Development Plan to parliament.




Siasat-e Rooz: America’s repeated violation of the deal has sent clouds of doubts hanging over the implementation of the nuclear deal.

Siasat-e Rooz: Bombs and missiles cannot be used to determine the future of a country, President Rouhani said.



By Iran Front Page