Resalat (newspaper)

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Type Daily
Owner(s) Resalat Foundation
Editor Morteza Nabavi
Founded 1985; 32 years ago (1985)
Political alignment Traditional Principlism
Language Persian
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Website Official website

Resalat (in Persian رسالت lit. The Prophecy) is a conservative daily newspaper in Iran.[1] Resalat is a pro-Khamenei and pro-Ahmadinejad newspaper.

History and profile[edit]

Resalat was first published in 1985.[2] The paper belongs to the Resalat Foundation[3] and focuses on political, cultural, social, economic and sports news.[4] Morteza Nabavi is the editor-in-chief of the daily which has a conservative stance.[2][3] Amir Mohebbian served as the political editor of the paper.[5]

In its mission statement, Resalat declares that "The goal of the daily is to spread the words of God, and Ahl al-Bayt (Shia) school of thought in order to establish the God's will and governance of Fiqh and Vilayat-e Faqih."[6] It is close to the Islamic Coalition Party.[2]

The paper is based in Tehran.[7][8] Its circulation ranged between 30,000 and 50,000 copies in the mid-2000s.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About us Resalat
  2. ^ a b c d "Guide to Iranian Media and Broadcast" (PDF). BBC Monitoring. March 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The Political Affiliations of Iranian Newspapers" (PDF). ASL19. 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Abdolrasoul Jowkar; Fereshteh Didegah (2010). "Evaluating Iranian newspapers' web sites using correspondence analysis". Library Hi Tech. 28 (1): 119–130. doi:10.1108/07378831011026733. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Trita Parsi (1 October 2007). Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States. Yale University Press. p. 13. ISBN 0-300-13806-7. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  6. ^ About Resalat
  7. ^ Said Amir Arjomand; Nathan J. Brown (25 March 2013). The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran. SUNY Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-4384-4598-4. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Resalat Newspaper Kompass. Retrieved 22 September 2014.