A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on May 18

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.

Comments by Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to the Supreme Leader, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about nuclear talks with P5+1, the US in particular, dominated the front pages of Iranian dailies on Monday.


Abrar: A motion to summon the minister of sports and youth to parliament has been presented to the Presiding Board of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.




Afkar: “We are not talking to the US to improve bilateral ties,” said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Afkar: “We’ll take no prisoner when it comes to trying the corrupt,” said the deputy judiciary chief.

Afkar: “The Sabalan Mountain is to be registered as a world site within four years,” said the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization.




Aftab-e Yazd: “The uptick in crime rate is alarming,” said Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Aftab-e Yazd: President Rouhani has ordered those who acted against the rules in what happened in Tabriz to be seriously dealt with.

An announcement by yet-to-be-identified officials that made the fans of the city’s powerhouse football club falsely believe that their team is the champion of the Premier League sparked chaos in the northwestern city.




Arman-e Emrooz: The governor who supported [Ali] Motahari [after he was attacked by hardliners in Shiraz] has been sacked.

A controversial move by the Interior Ministry and Fars Provincial Governor’s office!

Arman-e Emrooz: Is Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf only one step away from impeachment?

The capital’s Espinas Hotel has turned into a headache for the mayor.




Asrar: “Some seek to distort the environmental measures of the government,” said the director of the Environment Protection Organization.

Asrar: “The number of thefts registered an 11 percent decline in the 30 days to April 20,” said the director of the Criminal Investigation Department of Tehran Police.




Emtiaz: There are no pediatric surgeons in 13 Iranian provinces.




Ettela’at: “Iran’s economic growth is projected to be around 3 percent this year,” said the governor of the Central Bank of Iran.




Haft-e Sobh: The Persian service of Voice of America is to fall silent.

What lies behind the decision: Budget crunch, a decline in the number of listeners or the nuclear talks?




Jomhouri Islami: The foreign ministers of Iran, China and Russia have held talks over shipment of aid to Yemen.




Kayhan: “Our nuclear red lines remain the same,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to the Supreme Leader.




Resalat: “Military threats [by the US] put nuclear talks at stake,” said the Supreme Leader’s advisor Ali Akbar Velayati.

He further said that the US secretary of state says something in public and another in private.


By Iran Front Page