Today’s top stories in Iran, 01-05-2013

Today’s top stories in Iran include Iran’s 25th battle group entering straits of Bab-el-Mandeb; Iran’s Central Bank Governor predicting exchange rate’s decline; 26th Tehran International Book Fair hosting book lovers; USD, euro prices rising at Iran’s forex center; Iran’s solidarity with Syria under any circumstances and ending fifth court session of Kahrizak case today.

 

Iran’s 25th battle group enters strait of Bab-el-Mandeb:  Cmdr.

According to Mehr, Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has said that the 25th Navy battle group entered the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, expressing that Iran’s navy aims to provide the security of the area for the country’s ships.

 

Iran’s Central Bank Governor: exchange rate falls in coming days

Iran’s Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani says that according to the Parliament Act, the exchange rate is determined in the next 10 to 15 days, predicting that it will decline in the coming days, Mehr reported.

 

26th Tehran International Book Fair opens

The 26th edition of International Book Fair opens at Tehran’s Grand Prayer Grounds on Wednesday morning hosting numerous publishers and visitors.

According to FNA, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyed Mohammad Hosseini attended the opening ceremony yesterday.

 

USD, euro prices rise at Iran’s forex center

According to the Iranian economy news, US dollar and euro prices rise at Iran’s forex center. US dollar was sold at the price of 22,779 rials, and Euro presented at the price of 32,620 rials.

Iranian parliament speaker: Iran to stand by Syria under any circumstances

Under any circumstances, Iran would be supportive of Syria, Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani says visiting Syria parliament speaker and a senior parliamentary committee, IRIB reported.

 

5th court session of Kahrizak case finishes today

The fifth court session of he case of the Kahrizak incident ended today. The next session is scheduled to be held on 5 May, according to Fars news agency.