A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 9

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Iranian presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani has stopped being defensive and started attacking his rivals during the past couple of days. The issue was discussed in a number of newspapers today.

Papers particularly covered Rouhani’s criticism of Raisi on the tax exemption of Astan Quds Razavi, the charitable foundation managed by the conservative cleric. For more information about the tax-related clash, you can visit here and here.

The results of French presidential election and the defeat of the populist candidate also received great coverage. Many moderate and reformist papers referred to the dire consequences of electing a populist government, and warned their readers against choosing such president in Iran.

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


19 Dey:

1- Hashemitaba: Rouhani’s Re-Election is in Iran’s Interests




1- Turkey’s Plan to Build Wall in Iran Border

2- MP: Qalibaf Has Violated Law of Elections

3- Mirsalim: Promise to Raise Amount of Cash Subsidies is Populism



Abrar-e Eqtesadi:

1- IDRO Tasked with Studying 3 Oilfields

2- 300% Increase in Exports to Europe during Rouhani’s Term

3- Iran’s Talks with Oman, Iraq for Gas Exports in Final Stage

4- 3m-Barrel Increase in Iran’s Oil Output




1- Rouhani Insists on Inaugurating Incomplete Projects!

2- Raisi’s Response to Rouhani’s Claim: Astan Quds Razavi Paying Taxes



Aftab-e Yazd:

1- End of Tolerance towards Rivals: Why Rouhani Became More Outspoken?

2- Opponents Don’t Even Tolerate Rouhani’s Banners


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Persepolis Advances to ACL Round of 16 by Defeating UAE’s Al Wahda



Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- Jahangiri: People to Realize Difference between Feasible, False Promises in 3rd Debate




1- Hardliners Trying to Pick Fruits of Nuclear Deal

  • Opponents of Nuclear Talks Are Now Talking about Ways to Cash Its Cheque

2- Rouhani: Iranian People Not to Stop Seeking Freedom




1- Judiciary Chief Urges Candidates to Avoid Baseless Slogans



1- Era of Radicals is over: Rouhani

2- Defeat of Extremists in French Election Globally Welcomed

3- VP for Legal Affairs: 21,000 Factories Reopened in Rouhani’s Administration



1- Danger of Populism Averted in France

2- End of Hopes in Dark Mine after Recovery of 13 Bodies

3- We’ll Claim First Title in Near Future: Iran’s Beach Soccer Players



1- Rouhani: If Others Are Elected, They’ll Raise Walls in Sidewalks

2- Don’t Relate Iran’s Missile Power to JCPOA: Top Officer in Reaction to Rouhani

3- Europe Relieved after Macron’s Victory


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Tehran-Hamadan Railway Inaugurated by Rouhani

2- French People’s Decisive No to Radicals: Centrist Macron Takes Power for 5 Years



1- Special Expert Group Hired by Israel to Analyse Nasrallah’s Comments

2- Zionist Forces Kill 16-Year-Old Girl with 20 Bullets



1- Raisi: I Have Nothing but a 140-Metre House



1- Red Crescent: Iran Has Widest Network of Volunteers in World


Setareh Sobh:

1- Populism = Poverty, Adversity: A Report on Bitter Experience of Populism

2- French People Defeat Populism, Racism



1- Everyone Moving Away from Qalibaf’s Camp, Joining Raisi

2- Promise to Multiply Amount of Cash Handouts is Instance of Buying Votes: MP