A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 12

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday, December 12, and picked headlines from 11 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Several newspapers today discussed the details of the Rouhani administration’s proposed budget for the new fiscal year. A controversial part of the budget was a three-fold increase in departure taxes which has been a subject of discussion in Iranian social media within the past 48 hours.

A phone conversation between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the chief of Hamas’ Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh also received great coverage.

Also a top story was the remarks made by Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohsen Ejei in a meeting with students of Sharif University of Technology.

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


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Ahmadinejad’s Central Bank Governor: We Didn’t Let Sanctions Damage People!

2- Foreign Ministry Spokesman: Nazanin Zaghari’s Issue Related to Judiciary

3- Reformists: We Won’t Stop Supporting Rouhani

4- Iranian Pilgrims in Baghdad Airport Inspected by Sniffer Dogs


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Reformist MP: No One Has Given Blank Cheque to Rouhani

2- Official: Low-Income People to Benefit from Revenues of Increased Departure Taxes!

3- Hashemi-Taba: No Balance between Iran’s Domestic, Foreign Policy

4- Gov’t Spokesman Elaborates on Controversial Articles of New Budget

  • Ambiguity in Petrol Price



1- Putin Orders Withdrawal of Russian Forces from Syria

2- Will Populists Return in 2021? Activists Discuss Emergence of New Populism

3- Spokesman: Judiciary Chief’s Daughter Not under Arrest, Had No Link with Foreigners

4- Rouhani’s Chief of Staff: Gov’t Flexible in Revising Its Decisions



1- Spokesman: If It Wasn’t for SNSC Decision, Judiciary Would’ve Tried Opposition Leaders



1- Rouhani in Phone Call with Hamas Chief: Muslim World Should Stand Up against US-Israeli Plot

2- 3 Industrial Plans in Khuzestan Inaugurated by First VP Jahangiri

3- EU: We Won’t Recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israeli Capital

4- Qassemi: OIC Leaders’ Summit to Be Held in Istanbul on Palestine



1- Putin in Unannounced Visit to Syria: Two Russian Bases to Be Kept in Syria

2- Judiciary Spokesman: Torture Forbidden

3- Poor People’s Cash Subsidies Not to Be Cut: Gov’t Spokesman

4- Decision to Increase Departure Taxes May Be Revised



1- Prices Going Up on Daily Basis

  • Officials Should Sometimes Visit Bazaars While Disguised as Low-Income Workers

2- Nasrallah: US Decision Opportunity for Muslim World to End Israel

3- Explosion in Manhattan: ISIS Nightmare in New York Leaves 4 People Wounded


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Deputy Industry Minister: Fuel Prices Not to Be Raised for Industries

2- Netanyahu Fails to Attract Attention of EU in Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

3- Iran Red Crescent Chief: People Donated $16m worth of Goods, $12.6m in Cash to Quake Victims

4- UN Chief Urges Saudi Arabia, UAE to End Stupid War on Yemen

5- China Threatens Taiwan with War: We’ll Attack If a Single US Warship Docks at Island



1- Nasrallah: I’m Absolutely Sure Trump’s Decision Will Lead to Israel Collapse

2- Gov’t Spokesman Justifies Double Rates of Dollar in Iran Forex Market

3- People’s Lives to Become Harder with Government’s New Budget

4- Spokesman: Gov’t Officials Threatened Judiciary on Eve of Elections

5- Qassemi: Iran to Pursue Legal Case of Spy with Dual Nationality on Humanitarian Basis!

6- Sixth Day of Fourth Intifada: Over 1,650 Palestinians Wounded



1- Cash Subsidies Only for Three Groups: Gov’t to Change Its Policy

2- Reddest Half-Season for Persepolis FC: Ivankovic Breaks All IPL Records


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Global Protest Rallies in Support of al-Quds Continue

  • Call for Closure of Embassies in US

2- France, Accomplice of Murderer: Bibi Praises Macron’s Anti-Iran Stances in Paris

  • Israel, France Have Common Resolve to Counter Iran: Netanyahu

3- Health Minister Praises Efforts of Army, IRGC Forces after Earthquake