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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The Iranian President is one of the most popular media figures these days – whether it’s because of his constant conflict with the West, or because of growing opposition in his own country, he is always in the news.

His win in the presidential elections in June this year was hotly contested and led to massive protests in Iran and cries of foul play from across the world.  But Ahmadinejad praised the result, and during his formal swearing in ceremony held in August he said: “We heard that some of the western leaders had decided to recognize but not congratulate the new government. Well, no one in Iran is waiting for your messages.”

Ahmadinejad first became the Iranian president after winning the 2005 elections in a landslide win. Prior to becoming president, he also served as mayor of Tehran and the governor general of Ardabil Province. He also served in the Iran-Iraq war as a member of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.

Last month, he went on a trip across Latin America to strengthen his ties with the region and received much support from Brazilian President…


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  1. Kipp on March 9, 2010 10:20 am



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