A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on May 6

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 12 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

President Rouhani’s comments at the inaugural of Tehran International Book Fair and the Supreme Leader’s decision to pardon and or commute the sentences of a number of convicts dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers Wednesday.


Abrar: “Some [MPs] do not dare enter any debate on the Orumiyeh Lake, fearing they might be disqualified [for the upcoming elections],” said a deputy representing Bonab in the Islamic Consultative Assembly.




Afkar: A 20th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition opens today.




Aftab-e Yazd: “Islam talks to its audience through books, not swords,” said President Rouhani.

The president made the comment at a keynote speech at the inaugural of Tehran International Book Fair.

Aftab-e Yazd: “[Former President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad claimed he was being personally directed by the Imam of the Time [the 12th Shiite Imam who disappeared from sights centuries ago and his return will see true justice administered in the world],” Mohammad Reyshahri has written in his memoir.

Aftab-e Yazd: “I am sorry I can’t sing for my fellow Iranians,” said renowned vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian.

Aftab-e Yazd: “History will judge what happened in Almaty talks,” said Mohammad Ali Sobhani, a former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon and Jordan.

“Iran’s right to enrichment was recognized in the Lausanne statement, not when Ahmadinejad was in office,” the former diplomat further said.




Ebtekar: “The concerns of the interior minister about dirty money [finding its way into electoral campaigns] are not unfounded,” reiterated the government spokesman.




Esfahan Emrooz: Two solar power plants have opened in Isfahan.

Esfahan Emrooz: The Russian deputy foreign minister and ambassador to Iran have paid a visit to Vank Cathedral in Isfahan.




Ettela’at: “Iran should not turn into a market for Western goods,” said the first vice-president.




Hemayat: Unauthorized financial institutes are at the end of the line.




Iran: “Sixteen foreign firms are interested in investing in Iran’s mining sector,” said the deputy minister of industries, mines and trade.




Jomhouri Islami: A missile attack from Yemen has resulted in the shutdown of the Saudi city of Najran.




Kaenat: In a lightning operation Tehran police have arrested 85 drug dealers, seizing 46 kg of drugs.




Sharq: The Supreme Leader has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a number of convicts.




Siasat-e Rooz: “The cash subsidies offered to a sizeable number of individuals should stop,” said Government Spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht.


By Iran Front Page