A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 30

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday, December 30, and picked headlines from 16 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Several papers today covered the recent protest rallies held across the country over economic woes including growing prices and high unemployment rate.

Newspapers particularly referred to efforts by anti-Iran media and foreign officials who tried to take advantage of the protests and provoke the Iranian people to rise against the Establishment.

Also a top story was the eighth anniversary of “Dey 9” demonstrations held in 2009 in support of the Islamic Establishment, which put an end to the post-election protests.

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


19 Dey:

1- Iran First VP Warns about Mashhad Protest Rallies

  • Economic Woes Just a Pretext

2- Rouhani: Attacking Gov’t, Exaggerating Problems Will Lead to Division



1- Haftar’s Forces Declare Full Liberation of Benghazi

2- War of Words over Iran in Arab Parliament

3- Erdogan: Turkey Not after Creating Base in Sudan

4- Russia Spokesman: Positive Developments Underway in Syria



1- Deputy FM: Iran Plans to Lift Visa Requirements for All Tourists

2- It’s Been 10 Years Buildings Are Constructed on Faults: Tehran Official

3- Parliament Allows Gov’t to Increase Fuel Prices


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- IRGC Statement: It’s Necessary to Review Dey 9 Epic

2- Quake-Hit People of Bam Still Living in Connex after 14 Years!

3- Mr Rouhani! Please Talk to People!


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Iran First VP: Protest Rallies to Be Counterproductive for Those Who Started Them



1- Please Listen to People

  • Lack of Management: How Did Protest Rallies in Mashhad, Other Cities Begin?



1- Rouhani: Enemies Trying to Disappoint People, Cause Division

2- Oil Minister Hails Heroic Performance of Firefighters Who Contained Oil Well Fire

3- Overcoming Domestic, Int’l Crises Needs National Reconciliation: First VP



1- Rouhani: Being a Revolutionary Means Filling Gaps, Creating Hope

2- Share of Smugglers in Iranian Market to Decrease to $10 Billion: Official


Jame’eh Farda:

1- Clash over Nature of Protest Rallies in Past Two Days



1- Rouhani: Enemies Have Targeted Social Assets of Iran Establishment

2- People’s Rallies over Economic Woes, Efforts by Counter-Revolutionaries to Take Advantage

3- Bloodbath of ISIS in Kabul: 140 Killed, Wounded in Triple Blasts in Afghanistan


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Glorious Ceremony Held in Qom to Commemorate Ayatollah Rafsanjani

2- Iran, China Sign $1 Billion Contract on Refineries

3- Tenth, Eleventh Planes Arrive in Tehran after Iran Nuclear Deal



1- Seditionists Who Helped US Impose Sanctions on Iran Now Hindering Iranian Economy

  • Rouhani’s Gov’t Must Denounce Seditionists to Remove Economic Woes



1- Imam Khomeini’s Grandson: Online Campaign Needed to Urge People to Write Politely

2- Iran First VP: Unemployment, Decreased Purchasing Power Two Super-Challenges of Gov’t



1- 350,000 Citizens of Tehran Have Migrated in Past 5 Years Due to Pollution, Traffic Jam



1- Citizens’ Rights Not a Fantasy, It’s Nation’s Problem: Rouhani’s Aide


Sobh-e Now:

1- Tens of Cultural, Media Elites in Afghanistan Killed in ISIS Attack