A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Jan. 4

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 19 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The widespread condemnation of the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, including the warning of the Supreme Leader about “divine revenge” dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday.


Ettela’at: Divine revenge will soon catch up with the Al Saud family, said the Supreme Leader.

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr neither incited the public to take up arms; nor did he plot covertly; all he did was to build on his religious zeal to insist on promotion of virtue and prevention of vice, Ayatollah Khamenei said in condemning the execution by the Saudi authorities of the prominent Shiite cleric.


Abrar: The Danish foreign minister is to arrive in Tehran at the head of a 60-member delegation.

Abrar: The Iranian Army has released a statement on the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.




Aftab-e Yazd: The new problem rogue elements have created: an attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran

Storming diplomatic missions will intensify regional crises, said Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of the Expediency Council.

Aftab-e Yazd: The daily has a report about the growing popularity of “Chinese heroin” among drug users in Iran!




Arman-e Emrooz: A court in Shiraz has handed down sentences ranging from lashes to imprisonment for those involved in an attack on Tehran MP Ali Motahari when he was in the southern city to deliver a speech last year.

Arman-e Emrooz: Sosha Makani, the goal-keeper of the capital’s soccer heavyweight, has been arrested.

In reaction, Persepolis Football Club has said that it is not interested in players involved in immoral issues.

[The arrest came after a number of images featuring the Persepolis goalie changed hands on social networking sites.]



Ebtekar: President Rouhani ordered the Intelligence and Interior Ministries to identify those who attacked the Saudi Embassy as he reacted to [read condemned] the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia.

Ebtekar: Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said that a return to bigotry of the Ignorance Era is anything but advisable.




Etemad: In an exclusive interview with the daily, the spokesman of the Guardian Council has talked about how the council goes about screening the candidates of the upcoming elections.

We will show our impartiality in the vetting process; this time around the insistence is on not making any political comment for or against any candidates or parties.




Ghanoon: Rouge elements rushed to the aid of the House of Saud.

A suspicious group is inciting public sentiments against national interests.




Hemayat: The blood of Sheikh al-Nimr will pave the way for the downfall of the brutal Saudi government, said the Judiciary chief.

Hemayat: The Judiciary spokesman has said that elimination of the death penalty from the list of punishments handed down to drug traffickers won’t bolster the fight against drugs.




Iran: Spilling the blood of Sheikh Nimr was a political blunder the Saudis committed, said the Supreme Leader.




Javan: The West is worried the Saudis might drown in the blood of Nimr.

The Supreme Leader has said that divine vengeance will catch up with the House of Saud.




Jomhouri Islami: The Oil Ministry has signed 12 cooperation deals with top universities of the country.




Kayhan: The Judiciary spokesman has said that attacking the Guardian Council and questioning its responsibilities is actionable.




Khorasan: Around 50 individuals have been arrested in Tehran and 27 more in Mashhad for storming the Saudi Embassy and Consulate.




Mardomsalari: Tehran City Council has decided to change the name of Boustan Street [the same street in northern Tehran on which the Saudi Embassy is located] to Martyr Nimr.

Mardomsalari: The Judiciary spokesman has said that investigation into the conduct of Hamid Baghaei [a top lieutenant of Ahmadinejad] is close to completion.




Resalat: We are not expecting justice to be administered in Saudi Arabia anymore, said Tehran Friday Prayer Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami.



Shahrvand: The number of Iranians killed in road accidents in the first nine months of the year [started March 21, 2015] stood at 11,867, said the commander of the Traffic Police.

The figure is down by 2.7 percent over similar period last year.




Sharq: Those who stormed the Saudi Embassy will be dealt with, said Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei.




Taadol: The governor of the Central Bank has warned that Iran’s banking system is not ready to get back into the international fold.




Vaghaye-e Etefaghiyeh: The petrochemical industry gets off to a running start in the post-sanctions era.

The oil minister has said that 70 petrochemical projects will be implemented.


By Iran Front Page