A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on September 26

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday, September 26, and picked headlines from 14 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

As expected, the Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum held on Monday was one of the most important news covered by Iranian newspapers today. While the issue was covered by many newspapers on the front page, some papers preferred to release features on the consequences of Iraq’s ‘disintegration’ for the country and the Middle East, and some tried to offer solutions to be adopted by Iran on future of Kurdistan region. Some newspapers also highlighted the international opposition to the plebiscite in their headlines, and referred to the phone conversations between presidents of Iran, Turkey, and Russia on the need for maintaining Iraq’s territorial integrity and borders.

Reactions to Trump’s anti-Iran remarks and measures, and the reaction by the Iranian government to the US president also remained a top story today. The comments made by Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and articles in praise of President Hassan Rouhani’s UNGA speech were also covered in the front page of some newspapers today.

Domestic economy and its problems also received great coverage. Some papers offered suggestions for making economic reforms and others highlighted the problems of Iran’s private sector and workers in their Tuesday front pages.

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


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Iraqi Kurdistan Holds Independence Referendum

  • A Few Questions about Controversial Plebiscite

2- US Exports to Iran Halved

3- Larijani’s Candidacy in 2021 Election Not Unlikely


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Clash Possible between Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan

2- Rouhani, Putin Hold Phone Conversation

  • Keeping Borders Unchanged Important to Iran

3- Body of Iranian Martyr Beheaded by ISIS Arrives in Tehran




1- Zarif: Trump’s Empathy with Iranians More Hollow than Ever

2- Kurdish Dance in Autumn Weather




1- Controversial Referendum Finally Held

2- Different Voices Heard from the Saudis: Iran Foreign Ministry

3- Far-Right’s Serious Message in Europe

  • Results of German Elections, Merkel Once Again Wins




1- Gov’t, Parliament Trying to Resolve Workers’ Guild Problems

2- Inauspicious Referendum

3- Culture Minister: No Artists Will Be Banned from Working



1- Putin: Russian Gov’t Supports Baghdad, Iraq’s Territorial Integrity

2- 100 Nusra Front Terrorists Killed in Russia’s Airstrikes against Idlib, Aleppo

3- Iranian Jet Fighters Display Power in Huge IRGC, Army Drills



1- Economy of Iranian Papers Need Major Development

2- Barzani Region: Referendum in Iraq Held despite Central Government’s Opposition



1- Europe’s Pro-Iran Economic Approach after Trump’s Harsh Remarks at UNGA



1- Three Presidents Underline Iraq’s Territorial Integrity

2- Iraqi Kurds the Ones Hurt by Independence Referendum



1- Turkey, Iraq’s Military Line-up against Kurdistan’s Secessionism

2- Gov’t, Parliament Keeping Silent about Employment o MPs in Oil Industry


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Iraq’s Territorial Integrity, National Unity Should Not at All Be Spoiled

2- Sunnis in Iran Enjoying Religious, Social, Cultural Freedoms

3- Bahrain Gov’t Bans Clerics from Speaking against Israel




1- Foreigners Say They Only Finance Iranian Projects If Iran Buys Their Country’s Goods

2- Attack on Imam Hussein Mourning Ceremonies in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

3- Zionist Regime Arresting 120 Children per Month Only in West Bank

4- ISIS near Annihilation, Zionists Intriguing Barzani




1- Iraq’s Military Ready for Action against Secessionism

2- Mashhad to Host ‘Mohsen Hojaji’: People to Bid Farewell to Body of Iranian Martyr




1- Regional Countries Agree to Boycott Iraqi Kurdistan for Its Referendum

2- Merkel’s Close Victory in Germany