A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on Jan 23

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 9 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.


1- Japan lifts Iran sanctions

2- Kerry in Davos: John Kerry: The world is safer thanks to Iran deal

3- U.S. approves nearly $2 bln in weapons for Iraqi F-16 fighter jets

4- Sudden combustion of bus with 71 onboard

5- Al Nusra ringleader killed in Syria

6- 22,000 Islamic State jihadists have been killed by coalition, France claims

7- Pentagon has given new authority to target ISIS in Afghanistan





1- Stem cells used to treat nyctalopia

2- Income of IRR 1.5m, line of poverty in Iran

3- Al-Shaba terrorists strike capital in Somalia




Arman-e emrouz:

1- Rafsanjani: Disregarding people’s will is dangerous

Head of Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafasanjani said a high turnout in the upcoming elections ensures their soundness.

2- Subway suicide in vogue

4 persons killed themselves in Tehran’s subway over the course of the past 30 days.

3- Rouhani: Framework of law, not taste

Voicing his elections concerns, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the parliament is the house of the nation, rather than being the haven for a certain party. He also said the nation is the real entity eligible to decide about the quality of the candidates. He also warned authorities against disappointing people.

4- Chinese president in Tehran after 14 years

Iran’s man Friday under sanctions posed as mediator

An article on the changing role of China which acted as a faithful friend to Iran when Tehran was under the sanctions, to a mediator between Iran-Saudi peace process.





1- EU in telephone diplomacy: Iran-Saudi tension political, not religious

EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini has urged Saudi Arabia and Iran to avoid escalation over the Saudi execution of a Shia Muslim cleric.

2- Rafsanjani calls on allowing participation of all political factions in elections

3- Zarif in Davos: From talks with Kerry to warnings to Riyadh

4- President: Iran reached all major goals in Nuclear deal

5- Rouhani calls for partisan political system in Iran

6- MP calls on parliament to combat corruption in post-sanctions area

7- Iran Minister to incoming carmakers: Forget about Iran presence without exports in mind





1- Sanctions partner in Tehran

A report on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Tehran visit to broker détente between Tehran and Riyadh.

2- US seeks Iran help

During a meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif with his American counter, the former called for Iran’s help to contain the ongoing crisis in Syrai.

3- A report by Ebtekar on the impact of sanctions removal on Iran’s election campaigns. In February Iranians will come to ballots to vote for their parliament candidates.





1- 26% rise in 9-month discovery of smuggled goods

2- Torrent of foreign banks’ liquidity to Iran





Chinese president in Tehran; all Iranian ministries will be involved in new ties with Chinese counterparts in what meant by Beijing to promote Iran-China ties to a strategic level.





1- Iran inflation rate at 12.2 in Dec 22-Jan 21 period

2- Zarif in Davos: Iran missile program internal matter

3- Culture Minister: Iran-Sino media ties can boost resistance against western media domination

4- Veteran linguist Abulhassan Najafi dies at 86





1- 5 fresh openings in Iran foreign trade;

Japan lifts Iran sanctions; South Korea ready for up to $2b trade insurance with Iran; German carmakers heading to Iran; US State Department waivers visa ban on Iranian traders; Iran to export $2b worth of natural gas to Oman

2- Access of Iran universities allowed to int’l resources as sanctions lifted

3- Chinese President: 1st high-profile Iran guest in post-sanctions




1- Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia, Israel ally

2- Olympic medalist: Leader’s ring more valuable than all my medals


1- Leader: Determination, nonstop hard work, only way to rendering enemy plots barren

Iran’s Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyyed Ali Khamenei told Islamic communities in Europe.

2- Analytic study: People expect fulfillment of promises; admin eyes moderate parliament

3- Funeral of 4 Yemeni martyrs in northern Iran


Tehran, Beijing sign cooperation document

Rah-e mardom:

Editorial: Stories to learn from recent Saudi behavior


1- Diplomat: Research results of Mina disaster to be released soon

2- President: We favor moderates in parliament

3- Cmdr.Soleimani: Thousands of Haram defenders guarding Islamic boundaries

4- Senate’s new excuse for fresh sanctions on Iran; Senate presses White House to impose new sanctions on Iran for arresting US marines in Iranian waters


600-member Chinese delegations in Tehran

Rooyesh Mellat:

1- Araqchi: Some countries seek entente

2- Troubles of European power plant developers in Iran; an interview with Hamid Chitchian, minister of power.


Interior Ministry: Report of Saudi embassy attack in Tehran ready for submission to Leader