Iran General NewsPRESS DIGEST - Iran - Jan 10

PRESS DIGEST – Iran – Jan 10


ImageReuters: These are some of the leading stories in Iranian newspapers on Sunday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. ImageTEHRAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) – These are some of the leading stories in Iranian newspapers on Sunday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


– Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, referring to anti-government protesters, urged the country's authorities "to take firm action against the corrupt and the rioters."


– "People are carefully watching the attitude of authorities towards the rioters," the head of the Basij militia, Mohammad-Reza Naqdi, said.


– A spokesman of the legislative watchdog the Guardian Council said its decision on a government plan to phase out energy and food subsidies, which has been amended by parliament, would be announced in 20 days.


– "Iran is still waiting for the world powers' response on the provision of nuclear fuel for the Tehran research reactor," Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said.


– President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said a committee had been set up to assess damages to the country caused by some western countries during World War Two.


– A senior police official, Massoud Jafarinassab, denied reports that the car of pro-reform cleric Mehdi Karoubi has been fired upon during a visit to the city of Qazvin, saying it was a "sheer lie".


– Supporters of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi failed to carry out a plan to boycott the final exams at the Tehran's Sharif University due to "students' vigilance".

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