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A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 1

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 13 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
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A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on April 30

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 13 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Iranian People Watch Live Presidential Debate

Millions of Iranian people on Friday watched and listened to the first live presidential debate between the six candidates ahead of the May 19 votes.
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Qalibaf Harshly Criticizes Rouhani’s Government

The conservative presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf lashed out at the government of Hassan Rouhani for its weak performance, mismanagement, and dishonesty.
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Jahangiri: I Represent Iranian Reformists in Presidential Election

In a clear clash with conservative presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Es’haq Jahangiri said he is representing the reformist movement, which has been marginalized in the past years, and he has all the right to defend their rights.
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Raisi Vows to Triple Amount of Cash Handouts for Poor Iranians

Ebrahim Raisi, one of the six presidential candidates, promised in the first presidential debate to triple the amount of cash handouts given to the poorer strata of the Iranian society, but his idea was challenged by the others.
Iranian Candidates Offer Ways to Stop Villagers from Fleeing to Cities

Iranian Candidates Offer Ways to Stop Villagers from Fleeing to Cities

The six candidates have started the first presidential debate and explained their plans to prevent residents of villages and small cities from migrating to big cities.
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Iran FM Vows to Pursue Martyrdom of Guards Killed near Pakistan Border

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his condolences over the deaths of Iranian border guards killed in a clash with outlaws near the Pakistani border, and promised to pursue the punishment of the terrorists.
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Iranian Expats Can Vote in 103 Countries on May 19 Election

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister declared that Iranians residing in 103 foreign countries can cast their ballots in special voting stations in upcoming presidential elections.
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Iran Leader Advises Presidential Hopefuls against Relying on Foreign Help

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has advised presidential candidates against eyeing foreign assistance to enable the country’s development.

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