Exiting the Nuclear Deal Part 9: Iranian Media Coverage

May 10, 2018

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the nuclear deal was the top story in Iranian newspapers on May 9. The faces of President Trump, President Hassan Rouhani and E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini were featured on most front pages. The following is roundup of how Iranian newspapers covered the historic decision. Translations of the headlines are adapted from those published by Iran Front Page.



  • Iran Nuclear Deal Minus U.S.
  • Iran Sets Conditions for Its Remaining in JCPOA after U.S. Withdrawal




  • Intruder Now Out of JCPOA
  • Iran President Calls JCPOA ‘International Deal’




  • Rouhani: We Must Stand on Our Own Feet




  • JCPOA Without the Intruder
  • Heavy Costs of Withdrawal for US
  • Europeans Stand by Iran




The paper used a headline similar to that of the famous one used to describe the Shah’s departure in 1979.

  • Europe did not support Trump's decision to exit from JCPOA and impose nuclear sanctions
  • JCPOA Remained, U.S. Left It
  • Rouhani: From Now on, JCPOA Is a Deal between Iran and 5 Countries
  • Shamkhani: World Not to Go Back to Pre-JCPOA Era



Aftab-e Yazd

  • Tehran’s Logical Decision
  • Iran to Remain in JCPOA If Its Conditions Are Met: Rouhani
  • Head of Government: The People Have no Anxieties for Future of Country




  • After Swallowing All Concessions, Trump Tears Apart JCPOA
  • It’s Now Our Turn to Burn It



Vatan-e Emrooz:

  • No Sequel
  • Rouhani after U.S. Withdrawal from JCPOA: We Gained Important, Historic Experience
  • Trump Officially Declares U.S. Withdrawal from JCPOA, Signs Executive Order for Return of Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran

Vatan-e Emrooz


Arman-e Emrooz:

  • Mogherini: We’ll Remain in Iran Nuclear Deal
  • Europe to Support Positive Results of JCPOA

Arman-e Emrooz



  • [Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali] Shamkhani: JCPOA Collapse Will Not Benefit the U.S.



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