A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on May 11

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

The vehement opposition of the parliament speaker to a motion filed by fellow principlist MPs calling for a halt to negotiations with P5+1 dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers Monday. Comments of the minister of culture and Islamic guidance about the freedom of press were also in the news.

 

Afarinesh: Parliament speaker has voiced opposition to [a motion that called for] a halt to nuclear negotiations [with P5+1].

 

 


 

Afkar: “Iran stands ready to help with Afghan reconstruction,” said former foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati, who now serves as an advisor to the Supreme Leader.

 

 


 

Aftab-e Yazd: “Removal of satellite dishes from rooftops has failed to produce the intended result,” said the minister of culture and Islamic guidance.

Aftab-e Yazd: At a meeting with her Iranian counterpart in Tehran, the South African foreign minister said sanctions against Iran have been illogical.

Aftab-e Yazd: Residents will have to pay for calling 118 [the nationwide telephone directory service].

 

 


 

Ebtekar: As many as 700 university professors have signed a letter to the heads of the three branches of government calling for authorities to counter extremism.

 

 


Emtiaz: In a rare phenomenon, a coat of snow has blanketed Tochal Heights [to the north of Tehran] with the capital experiencing 30º C temperatures.

Emtiaz: More than 1.3 tons of pornography and smuggled DVDs have been destroyed in the capital.

 

 


Ettela’at: “Family attorney” and “Legal representation insurance” initiative will be implemented in the country.

Ettela’at: “Alignment not confrontation is the best way to control public opinion,” said Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati.

 

 


Hambastegi: “Even those who are more powerful than the Saudis cannot harm Iran’s interests,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, the chairman of the Center for Strategic Studies.

 

 


Iran: Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestling team has been crowned Asian champion.

Iran: The minister of culture and Islamic guidance has explicitly supported freedom of press.

 

 


Kayhan: An Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid for the stricken people of Yemen has set sail.

 


 

Resalat: The Iraqi president has said that Iran’s assistance in the fight against IS does not amount to interference [in Iraq’s internal affairs].

 

 


Roozan: “Iranian sport officials do not have respect for me,” complained Slobodan Kovac, the Serbian head coach of Iran’s national volleyball team.

 

 


Sharq: Iran’s tourism balance is $6.5 billion in the red.

 

 

By Iran Front Page