Iranian newspapers today covered the message of condolences by the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei over the deadly mine explosion in northeastern Iran.
The top story, however, was the second presidential debate between the six candidates, which was held on Friday afternoon in a less tense atmosphere compared with the previous debate.
Reformist and pro-government papers praised Rouhani’s stronger presence in the second debate, and a number of conservative media referred to the apparent coalition between the three conservative candidates Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Ebrahim Raisi, and Mostafa Mirsalim.
The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:
1- Iran Elections Polarized: Former Movement vs Current Movement
2- Moderate Conservatives Moving Forward Rationally: Nateq Noori
- I Consider Rouhani as Most Competent Candidate: Senior Conservative
1- Tillerson: There’s No Trust between US, Russia
2- US Congress to Target Operation of Iranian Airlines
3- Iraqi Kurdistan Protests against Iran’s Foreign Ministry
- Iraqi Kurdistan Deserves Referendum on Independence
4- Rouhani: Debates Can Help People If Candidates Don’t Try to Blackwash Everything
1- 30% Decrease in Iran-US Trade Ties
2- Oil Price Decreases to Less than $45
3- UK in Talks with Iran to Finance Airbus, Boeing Purchase
1- Mir_Ebrahim_Qalibaf: Revolutionary Forces Win Second Debate in Defending People’s Rights
1- Iran Leader: Heart-breaking Incident in Golestan Mine Made Me Full of Sorrow
2- Rouhani Attacks Hollow Promises: President Shined in Second Debate
1- Which One to Choose: North Korea Model or a Proud Iran?
1- Intelligence Minister: Iran to Return $1.7bn worth of Its Assets through Negotiation
2- Iran Sends Protest Letter to UN Secretary General, UNSC Chairman over Saudi Prince’s Remarks
1- Raisi’s Campaign Official Calls for Prosecution of Zarif!
2- Zarif: Attack on Saudi Embassy Was Not Stupidity; It Was Treason
1- Iran Leader: All Possible Actions Should Be Taken to Save Trapped Miners
2- President of 100%: Rouhani Shows More Serious Reactions to Attacks in 2nd Debate
3- City of Sun [where Tehran Book Fair is being held] Flooded after Heavy Rain
- Pavilions of Foreign Guests Shut Down
1- Rouhani’s Peace of Mind vs Rivals’ Fuss
- Rouhani Smiled at Incorrect Statistics Claimed by Uneasy Rivals in Second Debate
2- This House Became Black: A Report on Mine Explosion in NE Iran
3- Hamas Official in Tehran: We Accept No Condition for Our Ties, Either from Iran or Others
1- Peace, Moderation More Tangible in Second Debate
2- UN: Saudi Arabia Oppressing Protesters by Abusing Law of Fight against Terror
1- A Debate in Spring with Several Thunders
1- Nuclear Deal: Boiling Point of Second Debate
2- Reactions to False Claims
Ministries of science, foreign affairs, culture, roads and urban development, economy, defence, ICT and nuclear energy organization show reactions to claims by certain candidates
1- Second Debate on Line of Transparency
1- Raisi: Mr Rouhani! If All Sanctions Are Lifted, Where’s Money of the Oil We Sold?
2- Let’s Declare All Our Assets Next Week to See Who Has What: Qalibaf
3- Rouhani: Employment Was Zero in Previous Government
1- Two Rival Parties Clarify Their Stances in Second Debate
1- Second Debate Opens Hands of Rouhani’s Gov’t
- Rouhani Intimidated People, Jahangiri Read Aloud His Essay!
2- King Salman Grants Pakistani General with Saudi Arabia’s Highest Military Rank
3- Government Has Turned into Rouhani’s Campaign HQ
- Blatant Violation of Law to Hide His Empty Hands
1- Gov’t Critics to Rouhani: Sanctions Not Lifted, You’ve Not Fulfilled Promises
2- Public Mourning in Golestan Province: 22 Miners Die
1- Nothing! Candidates Had No Plan for Iran’s Development
1- Triangular Attack on Government Foiled
2- Raisi-Qalibaf Unity Revealed [Editorial]
1- No One in Presidential Debate Replied to Questions or Discussed His Plans
1- Fire of Innocence in Golestan
- Consequences of Mine Disaster in Azadshahr Continue
1- Second Presidential Debate: Gov’t Didn’t Chant Slogans, It Defended Itself
2- Winter in ‘Yurt Winter’ Mine