A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday and picked headlines from 22 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The top story in all Iranian newspapers today was Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf’s decision to drop out of presidential race in favour of his fellow right-winger Ebrahim Raisi.

The move was widely hailed by conservative media, who praised Qalibaf for the revolutionary decision. Reformist and pro-government papers also called Qalibaf a proxy candidate who just wasted people’s time and public funds for useless campaign.

A gathering in Tehran attended by Iranian ministers of foreign affairs, culture, and oil, and a number of Iranian artists was also a top story today. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s remarks were particularly highlighted today.

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

 

19 Dey:

1- Polarized Competition between Rouhani, Raisi Begins

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - 19 dey


 

Abrar:

1- Qalibaf Withdraws in Favour of Raisi

2- Foreign Ministry Spokesman: We’re Not after Tension with Saudi Arabia

3- Al Monitor: Iran Sanctions May Be Waived ahead of Elections

4- Moqtada Sadr Calls for Serious Iran-Saudi Talks

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - abrar


 

Abrar-e Eqtesadi:

1- Oil Price Decreases in Global Market: Extension of Deal to Cut Oil Output

2- Iran Starts Construction of Ocean Liners after Signing Trilateral Deal

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - egtesadi


 

Afkar:

1- Victory is Close: People of Isfahan Rise after Historic Alliance of Qalibaf, Raisi

2- Raisi: I’ll Use Qalibaf’s Potentials in Management

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - afkar


 

Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Qalibaf Withdraws in Favour of Raisi, to Benefit of Rouhani

2- Citroen Returns to Iran after 29 Years

3- Suspicious Withdrawal [Editorial]

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - aftab


 

Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Rouhani: People to Repeat What They Did in 1997 Elections [when Khatami won]

2- Raisi’s Proxy Candidate Qalibaf Drops out of Presidential Race

2- Grey Votes to Be Cast for Rouhani

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - arman


 

Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- China Poised to Lead World Business: Beijing Starts Silk Road Diplomacy

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - donyae egtesad


 

Ebtekar:

1- Vice-Speaker of Parliament: Rouhani is Best Candidate

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - ebtekar


 

Etemad:

1- He Dropped out of Race after One Month of Campaign!

  • Qalibaf Had Run for President despite Earlier Claim that He Wouldn’t Run
  • He Finally Withdrew in Spite of His Claim that He Won’t Drop out

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - etemad


 

Ettela’at:

1- Asia’s Most Equipped Centre of Ion Therapy to Be Constructed in Iran’s Karaj

2- US Jet Fighters Attack Bus Carrying Women in Syria’s Raqqa; 22 Killed

3- Zarif: Breaking Wall of Iranophobia Needs Culture Professionals’ Help

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - etelaat


 

Hemayat:

1- Judiciary Chief: We’ll Strongly Stand against any Move to Disrupt National Security

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - hemayat


 

Iran:

1- Lifting Non-Nuclear Sanctions is Complicated, but Possible: Iranian Spokesman

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - iran


 

Javan:

1- Qalibaf Once Again Shows His Jihadi [Selfless] Attitudes

2- Isfahan’s Naqsh-e Jahan Square Becomes Ballot Box

  • People Excited about Raisi’s Visit

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - javan


 

Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Oil Minister: We’ll Be Indebted to Zarif for Nuclear Deal until End of Our Lives

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - jomhori


 

Ka’enat:

1- One Election, Two Clerics

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - kaenat


 

Kayhan:

1- Big Shock to Save Nation: Qalibaf Withdraws in Commendable Move

2- Hundreds of Yemenis Die of Cholera; Hospitals Have No More Room

3- Government Keeps Making People Afraid of Spectre of War

  • Be Accountable for Economic Disaster

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - keyhan


 

Khorasan:

1- Shock of First Alliance

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - khorasan


 

Quds:

1- Qalibaf Withdraws in Favour of Raisi

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - qods


 

Setareh Sobh:

1- People of Tabriz Warmly Welcome Rouhani

2- Trump Trying to Disrupt Middle East’s Balance

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - setare


 

Shargh:

1- FM: Hard-Liners Wanted to Show Iran as Threat to World Peace

2- Oil Minister: We Need Recovery after Getting Out of Sanctions

3- Actress Motamed-Aria: I’m Happy to Sit beside Those Who Ensured Our Security

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - shargh


 

Sobh-e Now:

1- Salute to Qalibaf: Campaign Has Just Begun

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 sobhe no


 

Vaghaye Ettefaghieh:

1- Strategy of Evading Defeat: Why Qalibaf Allied Himself with Raisi

2- Zarif: I’m Happy to See Farhadi, Kiarostami’s Films, Shajarian’s Songs Watched, Heard in World

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - vaqaye

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday and picked headlines from 22 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The top story in all Iranian newspapers today was Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf’s decision to drop out of presidential race in favour of his fellow right-winger Ebrahim Raisi.

The move was widely hailed by conservative media, who praised Qalibaf for the revolutionary decision. Reformist and pro-government papers also called Qalibaf a proxy candidate who just wasted people’s time and public funds for useless campaign.

A gathering in Tehran attended by Iranian ministers of foreign affairs, culture, and oil, and a number of Iranian artists was also a top story today. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s remarks were particularly highlighted today.

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

 

19 Dey:

1- Polarized Competition between Rouhani, Raisi Begins

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - 19 dey


 

Abrar:

1- Qalibaf Withdraws in Favour of Raisi

2- Foreign Ministry Spokesman: We’re Not after Tension with Saudi Arabia

3- Al Monitor: Iran Sanctions May Be Waived ahead of Elections

4- Moqtada Sadr Calls for Serious Iran-Saudi Talks

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - abrar


 

Abrar-e Eqtesadi:

1- Oil Price Decreases in Global Market: Extension of Deal to Cut Oil Output

2- Iran Starts Construction of Ocean Liners after Signing Trilateral Deal

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - egtesadi


 

Afkar:

1- Victory is Close: People of Isfahan Rise after Historic Alliance of Qalibaf, Raisi

2- Raisi: I’ll Use Qalibaf’s Potentials in Management

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - afkar


 

Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Qalibaf Withdraws in Favour of Raisi, to Benefit of Rouhani

2- Citroen Returns to Iran after 29 Years

3- Suspicious Withdrawal [Editorial]

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - aftab


 

Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Rouhani: People to Repeat What They Did in 1997 Elections [when Khatami won]

2- Raisi’s Proxy Candidate Qalibaf Drops out of Presidential Race

2- Grey Votes to Be Cast for Rouhani

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - arman


 

Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- China Poised to Lead World Business: Beijing Starts Silk Road Diplomacy

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - donyae egtesad


 

Ebtekar:

1- Vice-Speaker of Parliament: Rouhani is Best Candidate

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - ebtekar


 

Etemad:

1- He Dropped out of Race after One Month of Campaign!

  • Qalibaf Had Run for President despite Earlier Claim that He Wouldn’t Run
  • He Finally Withdrew in Spite of His Claim that He Won’t Drop out

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - etemad


 

Ettela’at:

1- Asia’s Most Equipped Centre of Ion Therapy to Be Constructed in Iran’s Karaj

2- US Jet Fighters Attack Bus Carrying Women in Syria’s Raqqa; 22 Killed

3- Zarif: Breaking Wall of Iranophobia Needs Culture Professionals’ Help

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - etelaat


 

Hemayat:

1- Judiciary Chief: We’ll Strongly Stand against any Move to Disrupt National Security

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - hemayat


 

Iran:

1- Lifting Non-Nuclear Sanctions is Complicated, but Possible: Iranian Spokesman

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - iran


 

Javan:

1- Qalibaf Once Again Shows His Jihadi [Selfless] Attitudes

2- Isfahan’s Naqsh-e Jahan Square Becomes Ballot Box

  • People Excited about Raisi’s Visit

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - javan


 

Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Oil Minister: We’ll Be Indebted to Zarif for Nuclear Deal until End of Our Lives

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - jomhori


 

Ka’enat:

1- One Election, Two Clerics

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - kaenat


 

Kayhan:

1- Big Shock to Save Nation: Qalibaf Withdraws in Commendable Move

2- Hundreds of Yemenis Die of Cholera; Hospitals Have No More Room

3- Government Keeps Making People Afraid of Spectre of War

  • Be Accountable for Economic Disaster

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - keyhan


 

Khorasan:

1- Shock of First Alliance

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - khorasan


 

Quds:

1- Qalibaf Withdraws in Favour of Raisi

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - qods


 

Setareh Sobh:

1- People of Tabriz Warmly Welcome Rouhani

2- Trump Trying to Disrupt Middle East’s Balance

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - setare


 

Shargh:

1- FM: Hard-Liners Wanted to Show Iran as Threat to World Peace

2- Oil Minister: We Need Recovery after Getting Out of Sanctions

3- Actress Motamed-Aria: I’m Happy to Sit beside Those Who Ensured Our Security

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - shargh


 

Sobh-e Now:

1- Salute to Qalibaf: Campaign Has Just Begun

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 sobhe no


 

Vaghaye Ettefaghieh:

1- Strategy of Evading Defeat: Why Qalibaf Allied Himself with Raisi

2- Zarif: I’m Happy to See Farhadi, Kiarostami’s Films, Shajarian’s Songs Watched, Heard in World

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16 - vaqaye