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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 –  khabaronline.ir

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

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