Ahmadinejad was nearly shot by a secret service shotgun while the leader of Iran visited the United Nations.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Ahmadinejad and Iran has been in the news a lot these past years, mostly due to try to gain a nuclear weapon. Recently, Iran launched a destroyer into the Caspian Sea. Ahmadinejad made the mistake of hugging Hugo Chavez’s mom, angering many in Islamic Iran. This is after Ahmadinejad claimed that Hugo Chavez would return with Jesus to save the world.
An upcoming book entitled Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry claims that in 2006, there was a report in President George W. Bush’s daily intelligence brief that said Ahmadinejad was nearly shot due to his proximity to shotgun fire during the United Nations General Assembly.
These are the paragraphs from the book by Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady that claims that Ahmadinejad was nearly shot with a shotgun:
“A U.S. Secret Service agent, in an apparent accident, discharged his shotgun as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was loading his motorcade at the InterContinental Hotel yesterday. I just closed my eyes…everyone just stopped. The Iranians looked at us and we looked at the Iranians. The agent began to apologize. Ahmadinejad just turned his head and got into his car.”
Reuters reporter Anthony De Rose tweeted that the incident was not that serious:
“The Secret Service didn’t almost shoot Ahmadinejad, but an agent accidentally discharged a shotgun in his proximity.”
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