Reuters: These are some of the leading stories in Iranian newspapers on Saturday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. TEHRAN, Oct 31 (Reuters) – These are some of the leading stories in Iranian newspapers on Saturday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
– "Consumer subsidies will not be eliminated, they will be distributed fairly," said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about his plan to reduce food and energy subsidies which forms the core of his economic reform programme.
– "Expensive foreign exchange and high liquidity are the problems of the Iranian economy," said economic analyst and former head of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Ali-Nigh Khamoushi.
– The head of the Tehran judiciary, Ali-Reza Avai'e, confirmed a court had issued sentenced to death three people found guilty of rioting in post-election unrest.
– Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid-Dastjerdi said the outbreak of a new wave of the swine flu was not preventable.
– Iran discovered new oil and gas fields with considerable reserves in western Lorestan province. (Editing by Jon Boyle)