A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on November 19

Iran Front Page – IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday, November 19, 2018, and picked headlines from 16 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The top story in all papers today was the ongoing controversy over Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s remarks about “rampant” money laundering in Iran, which have been widely protested by lawmakers and senior officials.

Several papers also covered the rumours about shortlisting Shahindokht Mowlaverdi, the presidential aide on citizens’ rights, for governing Khorasan Razavi province, where senior conservative clerics Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda and Ebrahim Raisi are influential.

The Monday visit of British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to Tehran also received great coverage today.

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



1- Iran a Key Focus of Mogherini’s Talks in Turkey Visit

2- MP Slams Zarif’s Remarks: Bypassing Sanctions Is Not Money Laundering


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Rouhani’s Surprise

  • Mowlaverdi May Be Elected as Governor-General of Khorasan Razavi

2- Conservatives Give Ultimatum to Zarif: It’s Time for Transparency

  • Pressures Increase on Zarif after His Comments on Money Laundering

3- Iranian-Russian SWIFT Coming


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Rouhani’s Female Aide Nominated for Governing Khorasan Razavi

  • Why Conservatives Are Afraid of Mowlaverdi?



1- Mission of Saving JCPOA

  • UK Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Tehran after Iran’s Ultimatum to EU

2- Why Iran Nuclear Deal Matters to London [Editorial]



1- Government Plans to Control Prices in Last Months of Year

2- Doll Carnival Help Quake-Hit Children Forget Tragedy

3- White House Officials Disagree over How to Deal with Saudi on Khashoggi



1- US Financial Sanctions Indirectly Targeting Iran’s Medicine Industry

2- Lake Urmia to Be Revived with Energy Ministry’s Efforts



1- Generational Change: Ban on Employment of Retired Officials Takes Effect

2- Female Executives Appointed to Oil, Culture Ministries after Resignation of Retired Officials



1- Dealers Don’t Let Forex Prices Go Down

2- Trump: Khashoggi Tape Too Horrible for Me to Listen

3- Protests against Macron Leave Casualties


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Intelligence Ministry: Network Disrupting Petchem Products Smashed

2- Karzai: US Has Suffered Heavy Defeat in Afghanistan

3- Zarif Defends His Remarks on Money Laundering

4- Lawmaker: We Must Strongly Support Zarif



1- US Dollar Rate Decreases after Two Liberals Gone, Two Disrupters Executed

2- White House: We’ll Introduce Khashoggi’s Murderer Tuesday

  • Will Trump Slaughter His Milky Cow?

3- Judiciary Chief in Letter to Zarif: Send Us Your Evidence on Money Laundering!



1- Education in UNESCO’s Style Gradually Making Inroads into Iran

  • A Report on Covert Implementation of 2030 Document

2- Zionists’ Heart Attack in Gaza [Editorial]



1- Yellow Vests against Macron: French People Hold Rallies to Protest Fuel Price Hikes


Setareh Sobh:

1- Controversy over Money Laundering

  • Zarif: They Sometimes Make Paper Tigers So as to Hunt It

2- Behind the Scenes of Objections to FM’s Remarks [Editorial]



1- Attack on Stagecoach of Gold: Armed Bandits Rob over IRR 50bn worth of gold

2- Iran, International Link for Helping Yemeni People

  • Iran’s Red Crescent, Int’l Red Cross Discuss Iranian Medics’ Presence in Yemen

3- Three Women, One Young Man among Candidates for New Gov’t Posts



1- UK Foreign Secretary to Visit Tehran Today

2- Parliament’s National Security Commissions Forms Working Group to Resolve CFT Issue


Sobh-e Now:

1- Government Responsible for Fighting Money Laundry

2- Lawmaker: Mr Zarif! You’re Iran FM, Not Translator of FATF Demands