Reuters: These are some of the leading stories in Iranian newspapers on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. TEHRAN, Oct 29 (Reuters) – These are some of the leading stories in Iranian newspapers on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
– The all-share index on the Tehran Stock Exchange closed at 12,408.4 points on Wednesday, up from last week's close of 12,176.3 points.
– The U.S. dollar traded at 9,970 rials on Wednesday on the open market.
– Iran's top nuclear negotiator and the European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana have agreed in a telephone conversation on Wednesday to resume talks in next few weeks.
– "My visit to Tehran was not aimed at mediating between Iran and the West," the visiting Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said in a news conference.
– Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised Turkey's stance towards Palestine and said in a meeting with Erdogan: "You had a right and rational position in support of Palestinian people."
– "We predict to produce 150 tonnes of Saffron in the current year, that would be about four times higher than last year's figure," said the deputy Commerce Minister Babak Afqahi.
– Moderate defeated candidates Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi agreed to keep close contacts with one another for further coordination in their positions.