Iran General NewsPRESS DIGEST - Iran - Jan 23

PRESS DIGEST – Iran – Jan 23

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ImageReuters: 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. ImageTEHRAN, Jan 23 (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.

JAM-E JAM

– The Energy Ministry proposing to quadruple electricity rates in the 2010-11 Iranian year.

EBTEKAR

– "Carcinogenic pollutants in Tehran's air 50 times higher than those in Europe or America," said a senior Tehran municipality official.

MARDOMSALARI

– International financial markets closed to Iran and the buy-back financing scheme not helping projects in the oil industry," said former Oil Ministry official Akbar Torkan, who called on the government to allocate funding in its annual budget bill.

ABRAR-E EQTESADI

– The average liquidity conducive to inflation in the Iranian economy has grown to 33 percent in the fourth five-year development plan (2005-2010), said reports by parliament's research centre.

TOSEEH

– "We should not be witnessing poverty in affluent Iran," said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the reports of growing poverty in the country.

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