Attack on Ahmedinijad ? I doubt it's an "attack". Especially if it's done by Sionists.
Tehran – A grenade exploded on Wednesday near the motorcade of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in the western city of Hamedan, but the Iranian president was unhurt, a conservative website reported. "This morning a hand grenade exploded next to a vehicle carrying reporters accompanying the president in Hamedan," Khabaronline said. "Ahmedinejad's car was 100 metres away and he was not hurt." The website said the alleged attacker was detained. Ahmedinejad later delivered a live televised speech to locals gathered in a stadium but made no reference to the alleged incident, which has not yet been reported by any news agencies and other sources. The hardliner claimed this week that "Zionists" want to assassinate him. - AFP
Ahmedinejad unhurt after attack: News24: World: News Another source claims it's not an attack:
Ahmadinejad attack 'was firework' A reported attack on the convoy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, was actually a teenager throwing a firework, officials and a witness say. Khabar Online, an Iranian website, had reported earlier on Wednesday that a homemade grenade exploded near Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade in western Iran. He was unhurt in the incident, the website said. It said the incident occured as Ahmadinejad was on his way to address a gathering, and that one person had been arrested. But a witness to the incident told Al Jazeera that a teenager threw a fire-cracker that landed near the convoy. The witness said that the youth was taken away, but did not believe that it was a genuine assassination attempt. Al Jazeera's Alireza Ronaghi, reporting from Iran, said: "Presidential sources say a firecracker went off near Ahmadinejad's convoy. They deny it was anything bigger than that and say Ahmadinejad and his entourage are OK. "When I contacted the president's office in Tehran [the capital of Iran], officials vehemently denied any such incident," he said.
Official Iranian sources claim that it was a firecracker that went off as the article claims.
The sources claiming it was a grenade attack came from a handful of anti-regime sites within Iran and Arab media sources.
If it was an assassination, it was incredibly crappy, considering it was 100 meters away when it went off.
Exactly. That's why I mentioned the Sionists. If they really sent someone to kill Ahmed, (someone from Mossad), it would be done and he would be history.
Funny how people manipulate news. Like always.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
25th April 2007
I herd it was a fire cracker...?
100 meters away? Hand grenade? This wasnt an attack FFS.
Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
16th April 2005
There are also Sunni jihadist groups fighting against Iran as well as a massive opposition movement.
Chances of it being Israeli spies? Practically zero.
Yeah I'm more inclined to believe the Iranian reports that it was a firecracker going off. If it was an "assassination" it would have been done much more differently.
I was reading the Guardian which had a good article on the matter,
Tehran is struggling to play down reports of an alleged bomb attack on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – which raced around the world – as it appeared an error in translation may have transformed a firecracker into a grenade.
The security alert was triggered in the city of Hamedan, where the hardliner had arrived to make a speech. As he drove from the airport to the city's football stadium a teenager threw a large cherry bomb at a minibus carrying journalists at the back of Ahmadinejad's convoy. The teenager was subsequently arrested.
The firecrackers – which are popular at the Iranian new year festival Norouz and at football matches — are known as "narenjaks", the same word used for a grenade.
Despite immediate claims that Ahmadinejad had survived an attempt to murder him, one local journalist present when the incident occurred, told the Washington Post anonymously that the incident was a minor one.
"On the path between the airport and stadium, while the convoy was crowded with people, there was suddenly a relatively loud sound, and some smoke," said the journalist. "It did not even warrant Ahmadinejad's security team to act."
The initial claim of an attack, which appeared at first to be supported by an unnamed government source quoted by Reuters, was denied quickly by officials in Ahmadinejad's office.
The story first emerged on a number of Iranian websites, including khabaronline.ir – a site linked to the speaker of the Iranian parliament Ali Larijani.
Different versions of the incident followed throughout the day with the semi-official Fars news agency saying a handmade grenade was thrown where the president and his entourage had been – but only after they had left the site.
The government-owned Borna news agency said somebody threw a firecracker after the convoy had passed, while the semi-official Mehr news agency called it a handmade percussion grenade.
A photo by the semi-official ISNA news agency showed smoke dozens of yards away from the convoy, which was surrounded by people.
In Iran "a homemade grenade" - as it was described in some original reports - often refers to a type of firework used to celebrate Chaharshanbe Suri, Iran's festival of fire on the last Tuesday of the Persian calendar, which generates a lot of noise and smoke.
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. The homemade grenades are not made to kill, although they are more dangerous than firecrackers and can cause death and serious injuries. Their use during a presidential visit would be highly unusual because of security concerns.
The incident generated global interest, coming barely a day after Ahmadinejad had said in a speech that "Zionist agents" were plotting to kill him.
Ahmadinejad went on to give his speech as planned, and it was broadcast live on state television. He made no mention of the attack, focusing instead on the country's disputed nuclear program.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Indeed i would have been a rather poor attempt of an attack, it could be if it was some random individual who put little to no preperation into such an assault. A "proffesional" can easily be dismissed it seems.
Not sure if killing Ahmadinejad would be good at this point in time either. His death would only provide an excuse for Pasdar to complete their take over of the government.
cheap, poorly planned assassination utilizing conventional military explosives? yeah. sounds like the Israelis to me....