A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 16

Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, May 16, and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Several papers today covered the outcome of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s talks with the E3 top diplomats as well as the European Union’s foreign policy chief in Brussels over the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.

The new US sanctions on Iran, including a ban on the governor of Iran’s central bank Valiollah Seif, was also among the top stories.

A notable piece today was the Etemad daily’s exclusive interview with new Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his career as a journalist.

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


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Parliament Trying to Make State TV Broadcast Women’s Matches

2- Gov’t Spokesman: We Can’t Both Fight Enemies and Be Careful Not to Be Stabbed in Back


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- EU to Introduce New Package to Save Iran Nuclear Deal amid Zarif’s Visit

2- Cinema Shouldn’t Be Run with State Funds


Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- Decrypting Trump’s Oil Bluff

  • Four Purposes behind US President’s Letter to Three Departments



1- US Puts Name of Iran Central Bank Governor on Sanctions List

2- Iran ICT Minister: VPN, Anti-Filtering Services to Be Blocked for Security Issues



1- A Journalist Elected as Prime Minister

  • Etemad’s Exclusive Interview with Leader of Armenian Revolution
  • Nikol Pashinyan: We’re Ready to Invest in Iran

2- Iran First VP: Europe Will Benefit from Preserving JCPOA More than Iran (Does)



1- Europe: JCPOA to Remain in Place

  • Zarif Holds Talks with Top European Officials in Brussels

2- Iran Opens West Asia’s First Stem Cell Production Factory

3- Rouhani: Defending Innocent Nation of Palestine Means Defending Humanity

4- World Denounces Israeli Crimes, Massacre of Palestinians



1- Lawmakers Must Choose Female MPs as Members of Parliament’s Presiding Board



1- Assassination of a City

  • Israel’s Brutal Attack on Gaza New Version of State-Sponsored Terrorism



1- Zarif: My Mission Is to Restore Iranian People’s Rights




1- Mogherini: We’ll Save Iran Nuclear Deal

2- A Report on Domestic Messengers Expected to Replace Telegram


Jahan-e San’at:

1- EU’s Mogherini: We’ll All Together Save Iran Nuclear Deal



1- Seeking Guarantees from Flunkies

  • US Gives Ultimatum to Europe, Urging It to Cut Trade Ties with Iran

2- Chief-Commander: We Must Avoid Making Money in IRGC


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Mogherini: Europe, Russia, China to Protect Iran Nuclear Deal

2- World Unanimously Condemns Zionists’ Crimes against Palestinians



1- Iran Gov’t Must Beware of Europe’s Deceit

  • Europe Wouldn’t Have Kept Silent over Israeli Crimes If It’s Worried about Region

2- Zionists’ Response to Nasrallah; Israel No Longer Free to Launch Airstrikes on Syria

3- Regional Media: US Received Concessions from Europe to Put Iran under Pressure, Then Pulled Out

4- MP: JCPOA Showed Pinning One’s Hopes on Enemies Will Bring Nothing for Iranian Nation



1- Iran’s Tourism Chief Calls on Iranian Families to Regularly Visit Museums



1- Lavrov: European Emphasize They Won’t Give in to US Pressure


Seda-ye Eslahat:

1- Iranian Lawmaker: Over 240 Political Parties Don’t Have Even an Address



1- Iranian Human Rights Committee Blasts Israel’s Criminal Acts

  • Intentional Slaughter of Civilians Clear Example of War Crime



1- MP: Energy Deals on the Table without Any US Dollar around


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Unofficials!

  • Iran Gov’t Spokesman Talks of Economic Activities of Children of Certain Ministers, Advisors