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 12 (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 12,381 points on Wednesday, down from last week's close of 12,506 points.
– The U.S. dollar traded at 9,880 rials on Wednesday on the open market.
– Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Russia should honour its pledge on the sale of S-300 missiles to Iran.
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– Differences persist between government and parliament over the establishment of a fund for money saved by reducing food and energy subsidies, said senior lawmaker Gholamreza Mesbahi-Moghaddam.
– "We are still a long way off from the establishment of diplomatic ties with the U.S.," said Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
– Iran anticipating a new wave of H1N1 swine flu with the return of haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia, said a Health Ministry official.
– "The gap is widening between the government and the nation," said former interior minister Mousavi Lari in an indirect reference to the post-election unrest.