A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 9

Iran Newspaper front pages

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 20 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, made important remarks in a Sunday meeting with a group of Iranian police officials and officers. The Leader’s statements about security, particularly moral security, were widely covered by almost all Iranian media.

The newspapers on Monday also talked about a controversial clip from the TV show Elixir, aired by IRIB, in which the host publicly humiliated the guest. The producers later announced that it was just a show, and the host and the guest were both acting out a scene; however, the criticisms have remained severe.

Many newspapers, particularly reformist ones, have looked at the recent multiple assaults on Mir-Mahmoud Mousavi, a former Iranian diplomat and the brother of detained opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi.

An ongoing conflict in Syria’s Khan Tuman, where a number of Iranian advisors, among others, were killed by terrorists also received much coverage.



1- Iran’s Help to Venezuela in Pharmaceutical Production: Maduro

2- Providing Social and Moral Security Very Important: Leader




Abrar-e Eqtesadi:

1- Britons’ Investment in Iran’s Airport Infrastructure

2- Iran in Talks with 4 Countries to Resume Oil Swaps: Deputy Oil Minister




Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Attack on Mir-Mahmoud Mousavi: 3 Motorcyclists Extort Foreign Ministry Diplomat

2- Details of Saeid Jalili’s Offer to Americans in Istanbul

3- Indictment Issued for 48 Attackers on Saudi Embassy in Tehran





1- It Is Cost-Efficient to Launch Direct Iran-US Flight




Bani Film:

1- Iran and Italy Plan to Co-Produce Feature Film





1- US Gives Back 73 Ancient Relics Dating Back to Sassanid Dynasty: Spokesman

2- 5 Foreign Languages to Be Taught in Iranian Schools

3- Growth of Drug Abuse among Women in Iran

4- 20% Decrease in Imports of Gas Oil to Iran





1- Senior Reformist Aref Meets with Top Clerics in Qom

2- Tehran Governor-General Vows to Seriously Pursue Attack on Mir-Mahmoud Mousavi

3- Leader Cautions: Enemy Is Seeking to Bipolarize Iranian Society





1- Security Is Iran’s Top Priority: Ayatollah Khamenei

2- Petrol to Be Sold at Two Different Rates from Autumn

3- 300 Killed in Fights among Terrorists near Damascus





1- Controversies Surrounding IRIB’s TV Show Elixir [in one of the episodes recently released, the host Farzad Hassani publicly humiliated the guest, which has provoked severe criticism.]

2- I’m Unemployed, So I’ll Commit Suicide [on growing rate of suicide in Iran]

3- Leader Underlines Necessity for Attending to People’s Concerns about “Moral Security”

4- What Have Drugs and Alcohol Done to Athletes? [on the recent death of a famous Iranian footballer due to substance abuse]





1- Iran to Host Foreign Capitals and Banks

2- Early Death of Pilots and Flight Attendants under Sanctions Pressure





1- Leader Urges Police to Ignore Opposition to Rational Decisions

2- Resistance Front Ready to Take Revenge in Syria’s Khan Tuman




Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Police Should Be a “Kind and Powerful Friend” to People: Leader

2- Massive Air Operation Starts in Syria to Retake Khan Tuman

3- Turkish Fighter Jets Once Again Bomb Northern Iraq





1- British Soldiers Planted Bombs in Iraq’s Shiite and Sunni Mosques in Arabic Dress

2- Senior Cleric: After Filling Iran with Imported Goods, Then You Talk about Production?

3- Khan Tuman on Verge of Liberation: US Plot in Syria Backfires





1- Salehi Relates Untold Stories about Secret “AMIA” Talks

2- Shamkhani: Iran and Its Allies Not to Leave Khan Tuman Incidents Unanswered

3- Leader Doesn’t Oppose English Language Teaching: Haddad Adel

4- Secret behind Deadly Selfie

5- Saudi Arabia Plotting against Iran’s Oil Marketing in Post-JCPOA Era: Minister

6- Syndrome of Consumerism in Iran




Payam-e Zaman:

1- Ground Prepared for 8% Economic Growth: Minister

2- Reasons for Low Levels of Book-Reading in Iran

3- Major Hajj Pilgrimage Likely to Be Cancelled: MP





1- Expenses Have Doubled, Country’s Costly Governance: Court of Audit Chief

2- Underclothes Police Not Solely for Hijab: Minister

3- Storm of Jeremy Corbyn: Labour Party Leader’s Position Reinforced





1- Car Crash Fatality Rates Still High: Leader





1- This Year’s Hajj Pilgrimage on Verge of Cancellation Due to Saudi Arabia’s Stonewalling

2- 22% Growth of Elderly in 45 Years: Iran’s Rapidly Ageing Population




Vaghaye Ettefaghieh:

1- Al-Sisi Not Looking for Tension with Iran in Spite of Saudi Arabia’s Wishes

2- Emergence of ISIS Was a Reaction to Islamic Revolution: Ex-FM Kharrazi

3- Leader: Angered Enemies Seeking to Cause Rifts




Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Foreign Investors’ Hesitation in Attending Iran Oil Exhibition: Oil Giants Didn’t Come!

2- He Isn’t Being National [Editorial: A criticism of FM Zarif’s attendance and speech at a meeting of the reformist faction – the paper says that as a minister, Zarif should be ‘national’, thus not getting involved in domestic party politics]