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, Jan 2 (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.
– The government will submit the draft budget law for the fiscal year 2010-2011 to parliament on Sunday, said Mohammad Reza Mirtajeddini, vice president in charge of parliamentary affairs.
– Foreign Minister Manouchehr Motakki said the government and parliament are in agreement over nuclear fuel swap on Iran's soil.
– Iran has no choice but to import five million tons of wheat during the current year to cover shortage, said Jamshid Edalatian, a member of Tehran Chamber of Commerce.
– "There are proposals on the opening of five foreign banks on the table," said Deputy Economy Minister Behrouz Alishiri.
"We will warn former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani over his silence towards recent anti-government riots," said Asadullah Badamchian, a senior member of the Islamic Coalition Party.
– The proposal raised by defeated presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi in his latest statement can serve as a basis for restoration of unity, said Mohsen Rezaie, secretary of the state Assembly of Experts, in a letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali khamenei.