Monday, June 23, 2008

Ahmadinejad Target of Assassination Plot in Italy

Al Manar TV-June 23, 2008

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the target of an assassination plot at the UN food summit in Rome earlier this month, as well as on his trip to Iraq in March, an aide said on Monday.
Ahmadinejad last week himself revealed the purported Iraq murder plot, but this is the first time a conspiracy has been linked to his Italy trip.
"The actions of the president over the three previous years have endangered the illegitimate interests of many people in Iran and outside," said Ali Zabihi, according to the Fars news agency.
"That is why some people have thought of eliminating or assassinating the president," added Zabihi, who was described as Ahmadinejad's adviser for human resources.

"But the plots to assassinate the president in Iraq and at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference failed, thanks to God," he said.

Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that enemies had planned to kidnap and kill him in Iraq but the plot was foiled after the Iranian delegation changed their travel plans. According to Zabihi, the plots were "in line with the order given by (US President George W.) Bush to kill Iranian leaders." He did not give further details.
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