A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 5

Iran Front Page – IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, and picked headlines from 15 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The top story in all papers today was President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks on the national students’ day in Semnan province.

Also a top story was Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s criticism of the law that bans the employment of retired executives, which has prompted many officials to ask for waivers from the Leader.

The decision by French President Emmanuel Macron to give in to the demands of Yellow Vest protesters also received great coverage.

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



1- Return of 28,000 Displaced Syrians from Jordan

2- Zarif: Iran Received Positive Information from Europeans on SPV

3- Washington Sets Deadline for Astana Process on Syria


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Iran Leader’s Comments about Law that Bans Employment of Retired Officials

2- Rouhani: FATF, Good or Bad, Prerequisite for Financial Ties with World Banks

3- Fuel Price Hike Stopped in France


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Heads of Trio Branches of Power in Iran Agree on FATF Adoption: Rouhani

2- FATF Required for Being Connected to Global Banks: President



1- Country Not in Crisis, Won’t Be: Rouhani

2- Yellow Vest Protesters Change Rules of the Game [Editorial]



1- Groundless Pretexts: Mogherini Says Iran among Areas on Which Europe, US Disagree

2- US Has Put Europe under Pressure to Impose Bans on Iran

3- Iran Spokesman: Concerns Raised about Iran’s Missile Program Not Logical



1- Iran First VP: Country Can Be Run Even without Relying on Oil

2- Yemen’s Ansarullah, Saudi Coalition Agree on Prisoner Swap ahead of Peace Talks

3- No Oil Exports from Persian Gulf If Iran’s Oil Sanctioned: Rouhani

4- Zarif: Europeans Want to Benefit from JCPOA without Paying Any Price


Jame Jam:

1- Iran Leader Criticizes Flaw in Law that Bans Employment of Retired

2- Inflation Rate Decreased from 40% to 8%: Rouhani


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Don’t Provoke Iran to Leave JCPOA: Russia to World

2- Fuel Price Hike in France Suspended for 6 Months

3- FM: Oil Sale Key Focus of European Channel for Trade with Iran



1- I’m Here to Openly Liston to Students’ Criticisms: Rouhani on Students’ Day

2- Rouhani: US Asked for Talks with Iran 8 Times Last Year, 3 Times This Year; I Rejected Them All



1- Iraqi PM Introduces Eight Ministerial Picks

  • Former Hashd al-Shaabi Chief Picked for Interior Ministry Pick

2- Macron Gives in to Demands of Yellow Vest Protesters by Suspending Austerity Plan

3- Zionist Regime Warns US about Nuclear Cooperation with Saudi Arabia



1- Populism Overcomes Liberalism: Macron Backs Off

2- Democracy Disaster for Republicanism

  • Similarity between Macron, Rouhani, Rafsanjani [Editorial]


Setareh Sobh:

1- Rouhani Underlines Fight against Poverty

2- France, UK Urges UN Security Council to Discuss Iran’s Missile Test



1- Good News about Europe’s Financial Mechanism: Zarif, Araqchi

2- Rouhani for Second Consecutive Year Delivers Students’ Day Speech Outside Tehran


Sobh-e Now:

1- Zionists’ Provocative Moves at Lebanese Border

2- Enemies Worried about Sahand Destroyer’s Pinpoint Accuracy Defence System: Iran


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- France Fully Cooperating with Trump in His Anti-Iran Project

  • France-US Cooperation on Sanctions, Missile, Nuclear Areas