A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on May 3

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 14 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The comments of President Hassan Rouhani at the close of a tour of Fars Province dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers. Foreign Minister Zarif’s remarks on nuclear talks also appeared on the cover of dailies.


Abrar: Zarif has offered congratulations to Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir on his appointment as Saudi foreign minister.

Abrar: “Sanctions must be lifted as soon as a final deal is struck,” said the Iranian foreign minister.




Aftab-e Yazd: “We had the material needed to build an atomic bomb, but we didn’t opt to develop nuclear weapons,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Aftab-e Yazd: “I have been yellow-carded by parliament for expanding Internet services,” said the minister of communications.

Aftab-e Yazd: An eight-year spell has come to an end; May Day rallies were held in Iran this year.




Asr-e Iranian: Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Emami Kashani has urged the Saudi people not to keep silent in the face of crimes by Al-Saud Family.




Emtiaz: There has been a bush fire in the forests of Behshar.

Emtiaz: “Some 80,000 old heavy trucks will be taken off the road by the end of the year,” said the director of the State Fuel Management Headquarters.




Etemad: “I will reshuffle my Cabinet if and when change is needed,” said President Hassan Rouhani at the close of his tour of Fars Province.

Etemad: The organs of an Iranian teacher have been donated to seven patients.

Etemad: A 100-strong Polish delegation is to visit Iran.

Deals on economic cooperation between the two countries are ready to be signed.




Ettela’at: “We won’t allow a gap to emerge between the Iranian and Islamic civilizations,” said President Hassan Rouhani.

Ettela’at: The number of births in Iran has registered a dramatic rise.




Iran: “Government guarantees the returns of private-sector investment,” said President Rouhani.




Jomhouri Islami: Foreigners have welcomed investment in Iran’s railway projects.




Kaenat: The reaction of [Oil Minister Bijan Namdar] Zanganeh to the dissolution of a major oil company:

The Oil Ministry was opposed to the privatization of Kala Naft Company which was dissolved under the supervision of the Privatization Organization.




Kar va Kargar: “Elimination of nuclear weapons is the top priority of the Non-Aligned Movement,” said Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency.




Kayhan: The government is insulting people’s intelligence by saying Iran’s fact sheet will and won’t be released in the same breath.




Resalat: “The Executive branch has a duty to implement the rules of Islam,” said the chairman of the Assembly of Experts.

[Ayatollah Yazdi’s comments came after President Rouhani told a host of senior police commanders that law enforcement is not responsible for implementing the rules of Islam; rather police should enforce the laws. The President has since come under fire for his comments.]




Sayeh: “Fellow Iranians should not willingly advance the cause of the enemy,” said Foreign Minister Zarif.




Shahrvand: Chairman of the Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi has criticized the idea of creating a leadership council.