A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on February 5

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday, February 5, and picked headlines from 12 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The top story in all papers today was the remarks by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about the country’s defence power, which is certainly non-negotiable according to him.

The municipality of Tehran and the reformist mayor Mohammad-Ali Najafi are also still under fire for what conservatives describe as the poor management of the city during the recent snowy days.

Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi has also remained a target of criticisms over his ministry’s performance after the heavy snowfall.

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


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- A Report on Activities of Group that Tries to Make Quake-Hit Children Feel Better

  • Healing Quake-Hit Kids Using Painting, Music

2- Iranian People Shouldering Burden of National economy


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Iran Labour Minister Orders Subordinates to Avoid Hiring Relatives of Political Figures

2- Judiciary Spokesman speaks of “Girls of Revolution Street”, detainees, exoneration of Quran reciter, Babak Zanjani’s debts



1- Rouhani: No Need for Talks with Any Superpower over Defence Capabilities

2- Entire World Knows We’re Here, but They Don’t See Us!

  • A Report on People Living in Bandar Abbas Slums



1- Rouhani: We Must Be So Strong that Enemies Wouldn’t Dare to Threaten Us

2- Tehran’s Air Pollution Once Again Shuts Down Schools

3- 1,000 Schools Built by Barakat Charity Foundation, Education Ministry

4- Iran’s Daily Oil Exports Up by 60,000 Barrels Compared with Last Year

5- Russia Starts Developing “Dooms Day Weapon” in Reaction to US



1- Increasing Growth of Anger in City

2- Hyrcanian Forests in Danger of Being Removed from World List

3- Change in Model of Income Taxes



1- Oil Minister: Talks Underway with 20 Iranian, Foreign Firms to Implement New Oil, Gas Projects

2- Minister: Salaries of the Retired to Be Increased Step by Step

3- Armed Forces Must Work beyond Parties, Factions: Rouhani



1- Rouhani: We Won’t Negotiate with Any World Power over Defence Issues

  • We Must Frustrate Our Enemies

2- Danger of Missing Opportunities in Iraq’s Post-ISIS Market

3- Future Mayor of Tehran Warns Incumbent Mayor

  • Rumours of Najafi’s Resignation amid Growing Criticism of His Performance during Snow

4- Those with Wages below IRR 23 Million [$490] Exempted from Paying Income Tax


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Rouhani: We’ll Boost Defence Power as Long as Threats Exist

2- Zarif: US Moving Humankind Closer to Annihilation

3- Time to Prosecute Al Saud at Court of War Crimes

4- Jerusalem Post: Saudi Arabia, UAE’s Defeat in Yemen Imminent

5- Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Once Again Attack Aqsa Mosque



1- Iran’s Response to West’s Call for Ransom

  • Rouhani: We’ll Develop Whatever Weapon We Need; We Won’t Negotiate Our Defence

2- Oil Minister: No Doubt We’re Still under Banking Sanctions, but That’s Not Related to JCPOA!

3- Tehran Municipality Not Successful in Doing Its Duties: Tehran City Council Chair

4- Growing Rate of Dollar in Wake of Government’s Post-JCPOA Policies

5- Iraqi Kurdistan Agrees to Handing over Biggest Oilfield to Baghdad

  • Continued Aftershocks of Disintegration Referendum



1- Death of Research in Iran: Science, Health Ministers Warn about Lack of Research Budget

2- Prices of Water, Electricity, Gas Not to Increase

3- Deadly Day of Turkey in Afrin

  • 30 Terrorists Killed in Russian Jet Fighters’ Retaliatory Attack on Idlib



1- Rouhani: Armed Forces Must Stand by Government

2- 150 Indictments Issued for Those behind Recent Riots

3- MPs to Begin Visiting Prisons in Other Cities


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Judiciary Exerting Pressure on State Bodies to Identify, Fire Executives with Dual Nationality

2- Iran Roads Minister: Roads, Airports Closed by Snow Even in Europe, US