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, Nov 5 (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 12,506 points on Wednesday, up from last week's close of 12,345 points.
– The U.S. dollar traded at 9,945 rials on Wednesday on the open market.
– Some 700 people were injured and hundreds of homes ruined in a 4.9 Richter scale earthquake at the southern port city of Bandar Abbas and the Gulf island of Qeshm.
– "Iran is not going to negotiate with any foreign power over its nuclear rights," said leading lawmaker Gholamali Haddadadel.
– "The judges should not hesitate in upholding the rights of the accused in Iran's penal system," said Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi.
– The government is paying around $100 billion a year in subsidies on energy and a range of consumer items, said Commerce Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari.
– Millions of Iranians marked the 30th anniversary of the U.S. embassy takeover by students.