A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on June 21

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, June 21, 2018, and picked headlines from 16 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

All papers today covered a meeting between the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and members of the Iranian Parliament. The Leader’s call on the Parliament to pass domestic laws against money laundering and terrorism, instead of approving the country’s accession to FATF or CFT, made the headlines today.

The top story, however, was the brilliant performance of the Iranian national football team, which lost its second FIFA World Cup match against Spain 1-0. Several papers also highlighted the historic presence of women at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium who watched Iran-Spain match along with fellow male fans.

The US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council in support of the Israeli regime also received great coverage today.

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


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- We Wash Our Dirty Laundry inside Our Home

  • Team Melli’s Captain Masoud Shojaei Gives Smart Response to Question on Letting Iranian Women Go to Stadiums


Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- Iran Leader: Economic Woes Must Be Resolved through Decisive Decisions



1- Iran Leader: Parliament Must Remain Independent in Fighting Money Laundering, Terrorism

2- Aref: Certain Figures Trying to Restrict Universities’ Atmosphere



1- Iran Oil Minister’s Harsh Reaction to Russia-Saudi Arabia Collusion

  • OPEC Overshadowed by Politics

2- Malaysia to Withdraw Forces from Saudi Arabia: Mahathir against Yemen Aggression



1- Leader: Iranian Nation, Officials Not to Accept Any Bullying, Ransom-Seeking

2- Zarif’s Documented Response to Pompeo’s Meddlesome Remarks

  • US Must Stop Using Doctrine of Threat



1- Iran Leader: Monitoring Behaviours of Lawmakers More Important than Monitoring Gov’t

2- In Recent Gold Coin Auction Organized by Gov’t, One Person Bought 38,000 Coins: Prosecutor



1- Iran Leader: Unnecessary Foreign Trips, Aristocracy Must Be Avoided



1- Iran Leader: International Treaties that Are against Interests Shouldn’t Be Accepted

2- They Fought Valiantly

  • Queiroz: Our Dream Is to Defeat Portugal

3- Joy of Freedom: Women Finally Were Allowed to Go to Azadi (Freedom) Stadium


Jahan-e San’at:

1- Enemy Main Source of Instability in Iran’s Market: Rouhani’s Aide

2- Iranian Minister: Oil Not a Weapon to Be Used by US; OPEC Not an American Body



1- We’ll Have to Defeat Portugal: Iran 0 – 1 Spain

2- Iran Nuclear Chief: Europe’s Package to Save JCPOA Not Enough


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Iran Leader: Law Must Serve Resolution of Poor, Middle-Class Citizens’ Problems

2- US Withdraws from UN Human Rights Council in Support for Israel



1- Iran Leader: No Need to Join Treaties When We’re Not Aware of Their Goals

2- Heavy Exchange of Missiles between Gaza, Israel: Alarm Bells Ring in Occupied Territories



1- Iran Leader: No Need to Join Conventions that We Have Problems with



1- Leader Urges Parliament to Pass Independent Law on Fight against Terrorism, Money Laundering

2- Most Victorious Loser: Iranians Show Brilliant, Valiant Performance against World Stars



1- Trump Continues His Unilateralism: Haley Declares US Withdrawal from UNHRC



Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Minister of Urban Development Has No Plan for Housing: MP

2- We Fought Hard, We’re Hopeful

  • Team Melli Loses to Spain 1-0 Despite Brilliant Performance