Iran General NewsPRESS DIGEST - Iran - Dec 10

PRESS DIGEST – Iran – Dec 10


ImageReuters: 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. ImageTEHRAN, Dec 10 (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 11,836 points on Wednesday, down from last week's close of 11,914 points.

– The U.S. dollar traded at 10,020 rials on Wednesday on the open market.


– "Those who were behind recent unrest in the country have links abroad," Intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi said without elaborating.


– A member of parliament's health committee said 30 percent of Tehran citizens were depressed because of heavy traffic in the capital.


– Defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi criticised state broadcaster IRIB for its "unrealistic reflection" of events in the country.


– "Iran's decision to build 10 new enrichment sites was not in confrontation with the resolution passed by the (IAEA's) board of governors," said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, referring to the U.N. agency's resolution rebuking Iran for building a second uranium enrichment plant in secret.


– Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said Tehran would provide nuclear fuel for its research reactor in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


– "The intelligence services should not interfere in judicial affairs," judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani said.


– "A plan to lop off three zeros from the national currency will certainly be carried out after the implementation of the (government's) subsidy reform plan," said Central Bank governor Mahmoud Bahmani.

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