A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on June 20

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The top story today was the continued reactions to a letter by a group of reformist figures calling for Tehran’s direct and unconditional talks with Washington and the Trump administration. Conservative media particularly covered the reaction of Government Spokesman Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht who said those who wrote the letter lack enough political wisdom.

The Wednesday night’s FIFA World Cup match between Iran and Spain also made the headlines today as the entire nation is waiting to see the Team Melli’s performance after a 1-0 victory over Morocco in their first match.

The OPEC summit in Austria’s Vienna and the important decisions to be made during the talks also received great coverage.

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


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Azmoon: I Myself Will Take Team Melli to Next Stage

  • Queiroz Is a Mountain of Motivation


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- University Students Give Science Minister an Ultimatum

  • MP: We’ll Try to Inform Ayatollah Khamenei about Students’ Problems

2- Government Spokesman: It’s Useful for Us to Talk to People



1- Justice Minister: Respecting Citizens’ Rights Not a Tactic, but an Obligation

2- Official: Free Trade Zones Must Turn into Docks for Export


Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- Efficiency of Tehran’s Stock Exchange Market Doubles in Four Days

2- Oil Diplomacy at Critical Juncture: Hottest OPEC Meeting to Be Held in Friday



1- Iran Judiciary, Parliament, Government Coordinate Efforts to Resolve People’s Woes

2- Parliament’s Vote for Ambiguity!

  • MPs Reject Motion on Transparency of Executive Officials’ Wages



1- Trump’s Military Ambitions: US’ Biggest Defence Budget Passed



1- Moscow to Ignore Israel’s Plan to Put Syria under Pressure

2- Railway Companies from 18 Countries Start Competition in Tehran



1- Judiciary’s Human Rights Council: Iran Most Successful Country in Fight against Terror

2- Saudi Crimes amid Global Silence

  • A Review of Latest Developments, Human Rights Violations in Yemen



1- Cheetahs to Attack Matadors: Iran, Spain to Play against Each Other Tonight



1- How Were Bans on Car Imports Bypassed?

2- Government Owes IRR 57 Billion to Tehran Municipality



1- Iran First VP Outlines Government’s Scenario to Counter US Measures

  • Fighting Sanctions, Battling Corruption

2- Grounds Not Prepared for Negotiating with Trump: Iran Gov’t Spokesman


Jahan-e San’at:

1- Israeli Minister Turns Out to Be Iran’s Spy!

2- I Don’t Know Anything about Israeli Minister’s Spying for Iran: Nobakht



1- 2,000km for Now

  • IRGC Chief-Commander: Our Policy for Now Is to Keep Range of Missiles at 2,000km

2- Government Spokesman Slams Reformists Who Call for Talks with Trump

  • They Don’t Have Political Wisdom


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Yemeni Army: Any UN Plan to Surrender Hudaydah Port Unacceptable

2- France: We Don’t Have Common Values with US

3- Rouhani’s First VP: We Won’t Let Enemies Realize Dream of Crippling Iran



1- 11 Solutions for Government, Parliament, Judiciary

  • Problems Can Be Resolved If These Three Take Action

2- Chief of Tehran Chamber of Commerce: Europe Cannot Resolve Iran’s Problems

3- Afraid of Hashd al-Shaabi’s Response, US Reveals Who Attacked Resistance Forces

4- Illegal Import of 6,000 Luxury Cars Result of Refusal to Set Fire on Contraband Goods



1- Iran Tourism Chief: Calendar Prepared to Promote Hamadan 2018 Event



1- Government, IRGC, Reformists Take United Stance against Those Favouring Talks with Trump



1- Oil Official: Imports Stopped, Iran Self-Sufficient in Production of Petrol, Gasoline


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Resolved to Make History

  • Iran, Spain to Play Second FIFA World Cup Match Tonight

2- Netanyahu Visits Jordan to Discuss ‘Deal of the Century’

3- Government’s Response to Traitors’ Letter: They Don’t Have Enough Political Wisdom