A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on March 18

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, March 18, and picked headlines from 17 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The top story in almost all newspapers today was the European Union’s decision to join the US in imposing fresh sanctions on Iran in a bid to keep Trump in the nuclear deal known as JCPOA.

The Russian presidential elections and the expected victory of incumbent President Vladimir Putin also received great coverage today.

The possible blocking of Telegram messaging app and the calls by top clerics to control the cyberspace were among other stories on Sunday.

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



  • Bin Salman: Saudi Arabia Oldest Ally of US in Mideast
  • MP: There Are Reports Telegram Would Be Blocked Soon
  • Lavrov: Any Plan on Syria Disintegration Must Be Dropped


Abrar-e Eqtesadi:

  • Sustainability, Super Challenge of Iran’s Economy
  • Decreased Unemployment Not Tangible This Year
  • Iran, Iraq to Play Decisive Role in Setting Oil Price in Future


Aftab-e Yazd:

  • Tehran Prosecutor: Ahmadinejad’s Ally Rahim-Mashaei Arrested
  • Kermanshah Official: Unemployment More Serious Concern than Quake Ruins
  • We Wasted Iran Nuclear Deal
  • New Sanctions to Be Imposed by Europe against Iran
  • Why Is Existence of Iran Nuclear Deal Being Threatened after 2 Years?


Arman-e Emrooz:

  • Oman FM in Tehran: Bin Alawi Possibly Conveying US Message for Iran
  • Guardian Council Not Yet Reached Consensus on Women’s Candidacy for Presidency



  • Science Minister: Women Account for 30% of Faculty Members in Iran
  • Interior Minister: E-Government Prevents Corruption, Bribery
  • Tsar of 21st Century: Russia Elections Begin under Putin’s Shadow



  • Rouhani Tasks Four Cabinet Members with Pursuing Issue of Environmentalists
  • Second Cold War: Moscow Deports 23 British Diplomats



  • Shamkhani: Iran to Give Appropriate Response to US Violation of Its JCPOA Commitments
  • 47 Killed in Turkish Jet Fighters’ Attacks on Afrin’s Only Hospital
  • Iran Leader to Address People at Imam Reza Shrine on Wednesday
  • Industry Minister: 53% of Cars Produced in Iran Are Absolutely Low-Quality



  • Taste of Sanctions under JCPOA!
  • E3 Proposes Strange, Unconventional Plan to Keep Iran Nuclear Deal



  • Two Major Roads Connecting Tehran to Northern Iran Widened for Nowruz
  • Overshadowed by Putin: No One Has Any Doubt about Results of Elections



  • Iron Man Ready to Remain Russia President until 2024
  • Putin to Become Russian President for Fourth Term
  • Araqchi Says EU’s Possible Non-Nuclear Sanctions Big Miscalculation



  • Europe’s Dance of Death with Iran Nuclear Deal
  • EU Has Proposed New Sanctions against Iran to Keep US in JCPOA
  • Araqchi: JCPOA Didn’t Meet People’s Expectations; Banking Ties Not Yet Normal
  • Say Something New about Iran Nuclear Deal
  • People Waiting to Hear Rouhani’s New Remarks about JCPOA


Jomhouri Eslami:

  • Iran’s Daily Production of Petrol Increased to 77m Litres
  • Iran Warns EU about Missile Sanctions
  • Tillerson: I Pray for My Country
  • US-led Coalition Insists on Continued Presence in Iraq on Pretext of Training
  • Industry Minister: No Carmaker Allowed to Deliver Non-Standard Parts



  • Moscow Summons UK Envoy, Gives 7 Days to Its Diplomats to Leave Russia
  • 24% Increase in Imports in Year of Resistance Economy
  • And This Is the Europe You Were Talking about
  • Gov’t Must Apologize to People, Change Its Track
  • EU Joins Trump in Imposing New Sanctions
  • Oil Official Says 4.5 Billion Litres of Petrol Imported This Year!



  • Reformists to Distance Themselves from Those Seeking to Overthrow Establishment
  • Cyberspace, from Weak Laws to Telegram’s Banditry



  • Former MP: Some Officials Partner in Offences of Financial Institutions
  • Smuggling of Goods Officially Underway in Ports
  • Ayatollah Nouri Hamadani: Some Don’t Want Cyberspace Problems to Be Resolved



  • Tehran Won’t Accept Restrictions on JCPOA
  • A Report on Iran’s Response to Europeans’ Plan on Revision of JCPOA


Vatan-e Emrooz:

  • Without Any Mask
  • Promotion of Radicalism by Tajzadeh Shows Real Nature of Reformists
  • From US Pit to Europe’s Hole
  • Araqchi Warns EU against Making Miscalculation