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‘Assassin’ Wanted To Celebrate Ahmadinejad’s Life With Firecracker Says State News Agency

by | 5th, August 2010

THAT grenade tossed at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran was not a grenade. Unless it was. News reports say –

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survived an attack with a homemade explosive device on his motorcade during a visit to the western city of Hamadan on Wednesday, a source in his office said.

Heydar Moslehi, Iran’s intelligence minster, says (via ISNA):

“We have discovered some conspiracy plots backed by Israelis in the region.”

Well, Ahmadinejad does says that “Zionists” are threatening to kill him.

Anyhow, back to that grenade:

Iran’s state-run Press TV quoted unnamed government sources saying that “no such attack took place.”

Well, it did and it didn’t. And you can trust Press TV:

An official in the president’s media office told AFP the explosion was from a “firecracker.”

The ISNA and ILNA news agencies also said the blast was caused by a “firecracker,” while Fars news agency said a “hand-made grenade” had been thrown at the motorcade.

The Guardian adds to the confusion:

In Iran a homemade grenade often refers to a type of firecracker used to celebrate Chaharshanbe Suri, Iran’s festival of fire, on the last Wednesday of the Persian year. The Iranian regime sees the celebration as un-Islamic and banned the sale of firecrackers in the country, resulting in many people making their own devices at home. The homemade grenades are not made to kill, although they are more dangerous than firecrackers and can cause death.

So. It was a dangerous missile, then? Perhaps it was invisible, like these Iranian grenades..?

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