Reuters: These are some of the leading stories in Iranian newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
TEHRAN, Nov 24 (Reuters) – These are some of the leading stories in Iranian newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
IRAN – Central Bank governor Mahmoud Bahmani predicted Iran's inflation rate will drop to 10.5 percent by the end of the current Iranian year, which is on March 20, 2010.
– "The money supply growth in the country's economy will rise to 23 percent by the end of the Iranian year … it was 16 percent at the end of the last year," said the Central Bank governor Bahmani.
– Iran's total external debts at the first quarter of the current Iranian year has reached to about $21.5 billion, according to a report published by Iran's Central Bank.
– "Settling the Caspian Sea's legal regime should be only done by its littoral states," Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said.
– The daily Hamshahri has been closed down for carrying a picture of a temple of the banned Baha'i faith.
– A group of clerics gathered in front of the Yemeni embassy in Tehran to protest against the killing of Shi'ite Muslims in the country.
– Parliament speaker Ali Larijani criticised the current political environment in Iran, saying peace and calm among political factions needed to be restored.
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