Iran News Round Up

The Iran News Round Up ran from February 2009-September 2018. Visit the Iran File for the latest analysis.

A selection of the latest news stories and editorials published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by Ali Alfoneh, Ahmad Majidyar and Michael Rubin.  To subscribe to this daily newsletter, e-mail [email protected].  

(E) = Article in English




Military and Security

Nuclear Issue

  • [E] An Iranian lawmaker urges the West to declare its stance on Israel's nuclear warheads ahead of upcoming multifaceted talks between Iran and the six major world powers.
  • Ramin Mahmanparast, Foreign Ministry spokesman, refuses the 5+1 Group's offer of exchange of nuclear fuel.
  • Kayhan editorializes: "As the statements of the Westerners become more precise one can see how intelligent Iran's rejection of the Vienna group's October 2009 offer was... The only thing they talk about is 'how to get the nuclear material from Iran,' and there is not even cosmetic mention of providing for the Tehran reactor's fuel. Based upon this discourse, one can only draw the conclusion that the West, also in the past year, had no other goal but stealing Iran's nuclear material and using the nuclear fuel issue of the Tehran reactor as hostage. Now that the true intentions of the West have become known, Iran must demand even stronger guarantees before entering the path of [nuclear fuel] exchange."


  • Ahmadinejad on live television: "As soon as the people see rising prices, they should not shop at those places and they should report it to the authorities... We will deal with [speculators] in such a way that everyone understands that we have filled the reserves for the needs of the public... "
  • Ahmadinejad says he has demanded that the Central Bank provides U.S. dollars at their "real price, real meaning that the decline of its price [against the rial] continues."
  • Kordestan and Qom provinces will soon receive cash handouts from the government.
  • Adel Azar, head of the Central Bank Bureau of Statistics, says the government's 10 million rial gift to newborn babies has not affected the fertility rate in Iran.
  • Ahmadinejad says Iran's foreign exchange reserve "is most certainly more than $100 billion."


  • Iran and Syria establish a joint bank.
  • Kayhan saysthe Islamic Republic has $39.2 billion holdings in 39 foreign banks, most of which are European.
  • According to Tehran-e Emrooz, China is the largest market for Iran's petrochemical exports.
  • SAIPA car manufacturer plans an assembly line in Nigeria.

Religion, Society and Culture


  • Tehran-e Emrooz analysis of the most popular online news agencies in Iran: Fars News Agency, Mehr News Agency, ISNA, IRNA and ILNA. The most popular online news websites include Tabnak, Asr-e Iran, Khabar Online, Aftab News, and RAJA News.

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