A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on May 31

The top story in many newspapers today was an Iftar (fast-breaking) ceremony hosted by President Hassan Rouhani and attended by numerous artists and cultural figures. The ceremony was boycotted by many of the artists who were invited by the president’s chief of staff but declined it to protest against what they called Rouhani’s failure to fulfil his campaign promises and the people’s dire situation. During the Wednesday ceremony, Rouhani said he accepts the artists’ criticisms, but believes that problems cannot be resolved unless all Iranians join hands.

Also a top story was the re-election of Ali Larijani as the Parliament speaker. He managed to defeat his reformist rival Mohammad-Reza Aref, but many pro-reform media described the election as a victory for Aref and the Hope Faction, because the number of lawmakers who voted for Larijani, compared with those in earlier elections, was much lower, and very close to those who chose Aref.

The recent sexual harassment of a number of high schools students in Western Tehran by a school official, and the latest developments in the Korean Peninsula were among other issues covered by newspapers today.

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

Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Political Victory of Aref despite Ali Larijani’s Re-Election as Parliament Speaker

2- Egypt’s Private Sector Destroyed by Military Government

  • Economy Seized by Egyptian Marshals


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Rouhani: I Accept Cultural Figures, Artists’ Complaints



1- Why Reformists Failed to Win Presidency of Parliament


Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- Economic Experts Write Letter to Rouhani on Forex Market



1- In Strange Move, Former FM Velayati Changes His Opinion about JCPOA



1- Senior Reformist Analyst: Opposition Figures Who Seek Regime Change Must Be Ignored



1- Iran First VP: We Should Be Careful Not to Lose People’s Trust

2- Israeli Regime Steals Palestine’s Ship of Freedom

3- Poets, Professors of Persian Language and Literature Meet with Iran Leader



1- Dangerous Korean Game: A Report on Latest Developments of N. Korea



1- Experts Discuss Recent High School Harassment

  • Lack of Sex Education in Schools Main Cause of Such Incidents



1- Rouhani: Artists Pioneers of Trust, Unity among Nation


Jahan-e San’at:

1- A Review of US Sanctions’ Consequences for Banking in Iran

  • Even India Threatens Iran

2- Oil Minister’s Reaction to France’s Time Killing: Total Has 60 Days



1- CIA: US Can Only Open One McDonald’s Restaurant in N. Korea after Deal!

  • North Korea Not to Accept Nuclear Disarmament


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Iran First VP: Certain Figures’ Positions in Line with Enemy’s Demands

2- Oil Minister Vows to Prevent Plunge in Iran’s Oil Exports

3- Russia, French Parliament Speakers: No Alternative to JCPOA

4- US State Department Admits Situation of Shiites in Bahrain Dire



1- Root Causes of Crime in Tehran High School

  • Ignoring Vetting Processes, Unregulated Cyberspace, Commercialization of Education

2- Ansarullah’s Successful Drone Operation in Al Hudaydah: Saudi Command Centre Destroyed

3- Jalili: As per Article 36 of JCPOA, Iran Has Right to Stop Fulfilling Its Commitments



1- Tourism Chief: Iran to Face No Problem in Receiving Foreign Tourists If JCPOA Preserved



1- $100-Billion Illusion: A Report on Claim that Iran Received over $100bn after JCPOA

2- Trojan Horse of McDonald’s behind Doors of Pyongyang



1- Iranian Volleyball Setter Saeid Marouf Joins Siena’s Emma Villas



1- Rouhani to Artists: You Have Every Right to Expect Gov’t [to Fulfil Its Promises]



1- ICT Minister: It’s People’s Basic Right to Have Access to High-Quality Internet


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Velayati Criticizes JCPOA for Not Having Persian Version

  • It Gives One Feeling of Humiliation

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