Iran’s FM downplays Ahmadinejad shoe attack in Egypt

Iran’s foreign ministry on Wednesday downplayed an incident in Cairo in which a protester tried to throw a shoe at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying it did not indicate Egypt’s official stance towards Tehran. “What is important to us is the behaviour of Egyptian officials and the nation, who respect the Islamic republic

Syrian man attacks Iranian president with Shoe in Cairo

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Cairo today for Organization of Islamic Co-operation. It marks the first trip to Egypt by an Iranian leader since the revolution in 1979. Ahmadinejad’s visit is controversial for a variety of reasons, and tensions have been high during his visit. According to various reports, the Iranian leader was “attacked” […]

Ahmadinejad ready to be the first Iranian sent into space

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he’s ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran’s goal of a manned space flight. “I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists,” the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying in […]

Iranian President blasts West in his last UN speech

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday for what was likely to be the last time, denounced military threats against Tehran by “uncivilized Zionists” and attacked Western leaders as handmaidens of the devil. But, for all the rhetoric, the Iranian leader’s speech was decidedly less provocative

U.S. denies visas for 20 Iranian government officials

The United States has denied visas to about 20 Iranian government officials hoping to attend next week’s United Nations General Assembly, including two ministers, Iran’s Fars news agency reported on Saturday. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a regular at the assembly since he took office in 2005