August 4, 2010

THE NOOSE TIGHTENS:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survives alleged assassination attempt (Haroon Siddique, 8/04/10, guardian.co.uk)

The Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survived an assassination attempt today when a homemade grenade exploded near his convoy, it was reported.

The Iranian website, khabaronline.ir, said the incident happened in Hamedan in western Iran as Ahmadinejad was on his way to address a crowd. It said he was unhurt and went on to give his speech as planned, which was broadcast live on state television.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 4, 2010 5:21 AM
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