A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on May 26

Iranian Newspapers Headlines
Iranian Newspapers Headlines

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Tuesday and picked headlines from 14 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The news conference of the judiciary spokesman in which Mohseni Ejei talked about a number of issues, including the corruption case involving Babak Zanjani and rumors surrounding the arrest of a former police chief, dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday. Coverage of the heated exchange in parliament between Foreign Minister Zarif and a hardline deputy was also front-page news.

 

Afarinesh: The value of goods smuggled in the country is estimated to be around $25 billion.

 

 


 

Aftab-e Yazd: Iran will take action against IS if the terrorist group [which is positioned on Iraqi soil 40 km away from the Iranian border] advances another 10 km on the frontier.

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli issued the warning on Monday.

 

 


 

Amin: “No one is above reproach in our Islamic establishment,” said Tehran MP Ali Motahari.

 

 


 

Arman-e Emrooz: An indictment has been issued against Babak Zanjani [a young billionaire who stands accused of massive corruption]

In a press conference, the Judiciary spokesman also said one suspect has been arrested in connection with a spate of acid attacks in Isfahan late last year.

Arman-e Emrooz: “The previous government allowed Iranian nuclear scientists to be interviewed,” said the Iranian foreign minister.

[Mohammad Javad Zarif made the comment in reaction to finger-pointing by hardliners opposed to President Rouhani’s nuclear policy.]

 

 


 

Asrar: Players of Persepolis Football Club [who are in Saudi Arabia for an Asian Championships match against Al-Hilal] have been mistreated by authorities in Riyadh.

 

 


 

Ebtekar: The judiciary spokesman has denied reports that the former police chief [who was recently replaced] has been taken to custody or interrogated.

 

 


 

Etemad: Another Khordad 2 [May 23 on which Mohammad Khatami secured an overwhelming victory in presidential elections in 1997] may be around the corner.

[The prediction was made by Saeed Hajarian, a reformist strategist, in a speech in Tehran University.]

Etemad: Some MPs have dismissed as illegal the public disclosure by a fellow deputy of the comments of a deputy foreign minister in a closed-door session of the chamber.

[In the session Sunday, Araghchi and his boss Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif presented a report on nuclear talks to members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.]

 

 


 

Ettela’at: “Ten individuals tried in connection with a major corruption case have been sentenced to between one and seven years in jail,” the judiciary spokesman said.

Ettela’at: “All officials of the establishment comply with the orders of the Supreme Leader,” said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

 

 


 

Jomhouri Islami: Iran’s trade balance improved 65 percent in 2014.

 

 


 

Kayhan: “The US has not done a damn thing in the fight against IS,” said commander of IRGC’s Quds Force Major General Ghasem Soleimani.

 

 


 

Khorasan: A final stage of war games by the ground troops of the Iranian Army has been successfully completed.

Khorasan: “Those who were part of armed robberies targeting gold shops in Mashhad will be executed on Wednesday,” said an assistant prosecutor.

 

 


 

Mardomsalari: “Under Ahmadinejad, the printing house of the Central Bank was the most productive unit in the country,” said Tahmasb Mazaheri, a former governor of the Central Bank.

 

 


 

Payam-e Zaman: The Health Ministry has warned hookah smokers that some of the tobacco used in water pipe is tinged with illegal drugs.

 

 


 

Roozan: A fourth tender of Tehran football giants Esteghlal and Persepolis has produced no winners.

 

 

 

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