Iran General NewsIran denies Ahmadinejad assassination claim

Iran denies Ahmadinejad assassination claim

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug. 04 – Sources in the office of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed, then denied, that the hard-line President’s motorcade convoy came under attack on Wednesday minutes before he gave a speech in Hamedan, western Iran, broadcasted live on state television.

Iran Focus

Tehran, Aug. 04 – Sources in the office of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed, then denied, that the hard-line President’s motorcade convoy came under attack on Wednesday minutes before he gave a speech in Hamedan, western Iran, broadcasted live on state television.

The website Khabar Online said that a homemade hand-grenade was hurled at the motorcade and exploded about 100 metres from Ahmadinejad’s car. The Fars news agency, close to the Revolutionary Guards, and Raja News, run by Ahmadinejad’s allies, gave similar accounts.

Dubai-based Al Arabiya television reported that an attacker had thrown a bomb at Ahmadinejad’s convoy before being detained. The report said the bomb had hit a car carrying journalists and presidential staff.

The main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) denied any involvement.

“The alleged attack has nothing to do with the PMOI”, Shahin Gobadi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said in an emailed statement. The PMOI is the major faction of the NCRI coalition.

Khabar Online and other online state media outlets later removed their original reports from their websites.

State television quoted an official in Ahmadinejad’s office as denying an attack had taken place. Within minutes Fars news agency changed its story to say a “firecracker” had gone off near the motorcade. It claimed that a jubilant supporter of Ahmadinejad had hurled a firecracker to celebrate his arrival in the city.

Latest news

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Economic Freedom Under the Rule of the Mullahs in Iran

The Fraser institute published its annual report of the index of economic freedom on September 8, which measured the...

Iran’s Regime Continues Its Internet Restriction Project

This is part of the outlook of a document by the Iranian regime’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, which has...

Must read

Thailand should store crude for producers spooked by Iran threat, PTT says

Bloomberg: Thailand should be used as a base to...

Davoodi to become Iran’s First vice-President

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Sep. 01 – Parviz Davoodi...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you