Iranian Leader Starts Blog
Posted on Aug 14, 2006
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, has launched a personal Web log. His first entry scooped Gawker.com with the world’s first pictures of Tom Cruise’s and Katie Holmes’ baby, Suri.
The blog post rails against the U.S. and Israel, natch.
Arabic Farsi speakers: read the blog
(Thanks for the correction, readers John and Ramin.)
Iran’s president has launched a Web log, using his first entry to recount his poor upbringing and ask visitors to the site if they think the United States and Israel want to start a new world war.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose speeches are riddled with anti-U.S. rhetoric, also described how he was angered by American meddling in Iran even when he was at elementary school.
Ahmadinejad swept to a surprise victory in last year’s presidential race by promising the country’s poor a fairer share of Iran’s oil wealth and emphasizing his own humble origins that led many to vote for him as an “outsider” to Iran’s ruling elite.
AP / Mehr News, Sajjad Safari
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad