A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 29

Iran Front Page- Newspapers on Thursday highlighted the remarks made by various Iranian officials about the pro-Establishment demonstrations of December 30, 2009.

The reactions to a recent report by Shahrvand newspaper about dozens of homeless people who sleep inside graves in a cemetery near Tehran also received great coverage.

Papers also widely covered the death of Donya Fannizadeh, the master of popular Iranian puppet character Kolah Ghermezi [the One with the Red Hat], who passed away at the age of 49 because of hand cancer.

The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines:



1- Mosul Dam, More Dangerous than Atomic Bomb

2- 75 Years after Japan’s Attack: US and Japan Looking for Sustainable Peace in Pearl Harbour

3- Ahmadinejad’s Heritage for Rouhani: A Hole Which Can’t Be Filled

4- US Says Allegations about Its Support for ISIS in Syria Are Ridiculous



1- Vigilance Is Iranian Nation’s Biggest Asset: Parliament Speaker

2- Police Will Prevent Production of Unsafe Cars


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Going towards Failure? How Much Chance Does Qalibaf, the Mayor of Tehran and Possible Conservative Candidate, Have to Win Presidency?

2- [Popular Iranian Puppet] Kolah Ghermezi [literally Red Hat] Stops Moving: Puppeteer Donya Fannizadeh Dies at 49



1- The World Is Thirsty for Cooperation with and Making Investment in Iran: Rafsanjani

2- Kolah Ghermezi and the End of ‘Donya’

3- People Like Asghar Farhadi Should Roll Up Sleeves: A Look at Celebrities’ Moves to Resolve Social Harms

4- President Rouhani: Who in Iran Can Tolerate Taking Shelter in a Grave?



1- Sleeping in Graves Turned to a Political Issue

2- Trump Threatens in Twitter: Horrible Iran Deal Was End of Friendship with Israel

3- John Kerry’s Late Move to Reveal Obama’s Prescription for Peace

4- Sleeping in Graves Is Not Tolerable, We Are All Responsible: Rouhani


1- Fight against Corruption without Any Discrimination Is a Prerequisite for Improving Economy and Ethics: President

2- Charter on Citizens’ Rights Aimed at Strengthening Religious Democracy

3- ISIS Commanders Captured in Intelligence Operation by Iraqi Forces

4- Police Commander: Portal to Be Launched for Stolen Properties



1- Kolah Ghermezi’s Life Was Dependent on Donya

2- Christmas Supper: Russia and Turkey Prepare Plan for Syria Ceasefire


Haft-e Sobh:

1- Goodbye Donya [literally the World]: Donya Fanizadeh, the Puppeteer of Kolah Ghermezi Dies at 49

2- Mashhad, the Political Capital of Conservatives

3- My Christian Compatriot [Editorial]



1- Secretary of Guardian Council Praises Judiciary’s Firmness in Taking Action against Corrupt People and Those Who Create Sedition

2- Deputy Head of Judiciary: We Are Not Opposed to Amending Law of Fight against Illicit Drugs

Jame Jam:

1- Anniversary of People’s Pro-Establishment Demonstrations on December 30, 2009:

  • President: People Made a Great Move to Defend the Islamic Establishment
  • Parliament Speaker: People on December 30 Determined the Future Path of Iran


1- President Rouhani: People’s Move on December 30 Was Aimed at Defending the Right Path

2- French Company that Had Sold Iran Infected Blood Opens Office in Iran

Jomhouri Eslami:

1- People’s Questions about Public Funds Wasted [by Previous Gov’t] Should Be Answered: Rouhani

2- Asian Countries’ Import of Iran’s Crude Oil More than Doubled

3- Iraqi PM in Reaction to Riyadh: Popular Forces Units Are a Legal Organization


1- These People Are Obeying Their Leader that They Don’t Create a Storm [against those who created 2009 sedition]



1- Parliament Speaker: People’s Political Vigilance on December 30, 2009, Was Unique in the World

2- If It Wasn’t for Leader’s Prudence in 2009 Sedition, Iran Would Have Turned Worse than Libya and Egypt: Senior Cleric

3- Erdogan: US-Led Coalition Supports Terrorists

4- Assad Will Strongly Remain in Power US and Britain Lose the Game in Syria


Rooyesh-e Mellat:

1- Mossad, CIA, and Saudi Intelligence Officers Surrounded in Aleppo: Senior MP

2- Public Surveillance Is Biggest Power to Fight Corruption: Rouhani



1- Online Taxis Might Be Closed: Taxi Organization’s Criticism of Online Taxis Enters New Phase

2- City Council Jurist: People Have the Right to Choose Their Transportation Vehicle, and Government Can Refuse to Interfere

3- Tehran Is More Beautiful in Christmas: An Interview with Armenian Captain of Iran’s National Football Team



1- Rouhani Resolved to Run for Presidency: Rafsanjani

2- If Iran’s Establishment Decides So, We’ll Help: DM about Russia’s Possible Use of Nojeh Airbase

Siasat-e Rooz:

1- People Renewed Allegiance to Islamic Revolution on December 30, 2009

2- Erdogan Abusing Decency of Iran and Russia: Experts’ Evaluation of Turkey’s Call for Presence of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria Peace Process

Tamashagaran-e Emrooz:

1- Sorrow of Puppets [Death of Fannizadeh]