have your say on politics

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad æhmædiːneˈʒɒːd, ; born 28 October 1956) is the sixth and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the main political leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, a coalition of conservative political groups in the country. An engineer and teacher from a poor background, Ahmadinejad joined the Office for Strengthening Unity after the Islamic Revolution. Appointed a provincial governor, he was removed after the election of President Mohammad Khatami and returned to teaching. Tehran's council elected him mayor in 2003. He took a religious hard-line, reversing reforms of previous moderate mayors. His 2005 presidential campaign, supported by the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, garnered 62% of the runoff election votes, and he became President on 3 August 2005.
Ahmadinejad is a controversial figure both within Iran and internationally. He has been criticized domestically for his economic lapses and disregard for human rights. He launched a ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

Hide Description
2015
2010
2014
Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Iranian Professor Faces Jail for Questioning Nuclear Program
2014-06-20
He had until now emerged unscathed from official retribution despite being very vocal in airing criticism in the past, especially of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “As I defended the government's efforts to resolve the nuclear issue, I asked ...
(Arutz Sheva)
  1. Iran professor faces jail for 'propaganda' letters

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Elusive Equilibrium: America, Iran, and Saudi Arabia in a Changing Middle East
2014-06-03
... cleric Hassan Rouhani—a protégé of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani—is poised to improve relations with Riyadh, reaching out to rebuild ties that deteriorated during the era of bombastic former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    1 votes
    Iran and Israel: beyond red lines and blue jeans
    2014-02-03
    This has especially been the case in the past few years, with the belligerent rhetoric of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In Israel, the military option is perceived and is being discussed as ...
    (Arms Control and Regional Security for the Middle East)

      2013
      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Could Syria showdown lead to US-Iran talks on nuclear program?
      2013-09-16
      Many western leaders and analysts have been hopeful that Iran's new president, who ran his campaign as a "moderate," would extend a friendlier hand than his rogue predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In his TV interviews, Obama cautioned the Iranian ...
      (Fox News)
      1. Iran Ready to Deal on Nuclear Program, Negotiator Says
      2. Iran Signals 'Desire' To End Nuclear Dispute With West
      3. Rouhani Tells IRGC: Stay Out of Partisan Politics

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Global, local issues for Iran in upcoming election
      2013-05-22
      Associated Press/Ebrahim Noroozi - In this picture taken on Saturday, May 11, 2013, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right, joins hands with his close ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, as he flashes a victory …more sign, at the start of their press ...
      (Yahoo! News)
      1. Iran seeks to speed up nuclear activity - IAEA
      2. A worrying progress
      3. Iran pushes ahead with nuclear plant that worries West

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Election was Counterfeit
      2013-05-03
      When 31-year-old Amir considers voting in the June 14th Iranian election, he is finding a conundrum. Voting or not voting are both unfavorable choices. The bloodbath after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's contentious election in 2009 might be viewed as legitimate ...
      (Guardian Express)
      1. Iran denies Ahmadinejad detained
      2. Iran Denies Ahmadinejad Arrest
      3. Expert: Iran to have big problems if reformists abandon presidential elections

      2012
      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Nuclear Talks (9)
      2012-06-18
      Ahmadinejad Meets With Chavez as Nuclear Talks in Moscow Falter (Businessweek)
      Big powers, Iran far apart at nuclear talks (msnbc.com)
      Tougher sanctions only option as Iran nuclear talks fail (Globe and Mail, Globe and Mail)
      Excerpt: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Venezuela to meet with President Hugo Chavez after talks stalled in Moscow over his country’s nuclear program. The Iranian leader arrived yesterday from stops in Brazil, where he attended the... (Read article)

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      UAE Recalls Envoy (10)
      2012-04-12
      UAE recalls envoy from Iran in row over Gulf island (Jerusalem Post, YAHOO!, NBC Sports)
      UAE recalls envoy to Iran in islands row (France 24)
      Is trouble brewing between the UAE and Iran? (Aljazeera.com)
      Excerpt: DUBAI - The UAE has recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it called a "flagrant violation" of its sovereignty by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who visited a Gulf island claimed by both countries. Iranian state news agency... (Read article)

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Latin American (4)
      2012-01-14
      Iran Moves West: Ahmadinejad's 2012 Latin American Visit (El Ojo Digital)
      Ahmadinejad Has Little to Show After Latin American Trip (Turkish Weekly)
      Ahmadinejad wraps up Latin American tour (CNN)
      Excerpt: Ahmadinejad’s visit comes as Iran ramps up brinksmanship in the face of new economic sanctions. With recent military maneuvers and threats to close the vital Strait of Hormuz, Iran has ushered in an uncertain 2012. Ahmadinejad also seeks an opportunity... (Read article)

      2011
      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Spy Drone (4)
      2011-12-14
      Please Let Ahmadinejad and Iran Sue Over Downed Spy Drone (YAHOO!)
      Ahmadinejad says 'Iran can control' captured US spy drone (andhranews.net)
      Iran shrugs off US request to return spy drone (msnbc.com)
      Excerpt: As a political/business consultant, I would welcome a lawsuit from Iran. I would love to see how a lawsuit could turn around and bite Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Khomeini. In a lawsuit such as this, Iran would have to prove the U.S. intentionally... (Read article)

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Iran's State-run Paper Protests Detention of Staff (4)
      2011-11-22
      Iran's state-run paper protests detention of staff (Associated Press, WTOP, San Francisco Examiner)
      Iran's State-Run Paper Protests Detention of Staff (ABC News)
      Excerpt: TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian state-run newspaper has denounced the detention of its chief editor and 39 other staffers amid a scandal surrounding President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's press adviser. The daily IRAN Farsi appeared in print on Tuesday... (Read article)

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Ahmadinejad Says (3)
      2011-10-17
      Iran’s supreme leader says Ahmadinejad’s job may be scrapped (Salt Lake Tribune)
      Ahmadinejad Says He Doesn’t Expect War Between Iran and U.S. (Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com)
      Ahmadinejad says "Iran does not need to resort to assassinations" for its policies (English Eastday)
      Excerpt: For months, the ruling theocracy has been piling pressure on Ahmadinejad and arresting his allies for attempts to challenge the near-absolute authority of the cleric-ruled system that has controlled Iran since the 1979 Islamic... (Read article)

      2010
      2005
      2010
      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Ahmadinejad criticizes Paul the octopus
      2010-07-29
      Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims Paul the octopus, who correctly guessed the outcomes of eight matches of the World Cup, is a sign of decay of Western culture.
      Read article (Wikinews)

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Iranian president Ahmadinejad in Zimbabwe for trade fair
      2010-04-24
      Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, is visiting Zimbabwe to sign trade agreements with the country and meet with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.
      Read article (Wikinews)

      2009
      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Germany threatens to walk out of UN General Assembly if Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust
      2009-09-22
      A spokesman for the German government has announced plans to walk out of the United Nations General Assembly if Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust in a speech he is due to give on Wednesday.
      Read article (Wikinews)

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Iran's Ahmadinejad wants change in US policies, not 'tactics'
      2009-01-29
      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the United States to substantially change its foreign policy toward Iran in an address aimed at the new Barack Obama administration.
      Read article (Wikinews)

      2008
      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Iranian President Ahmadinejad to make landmark visit to Iraq
      2008-03-02
      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Baghdad Sunday on the very first visit to Iraq by an Iranian president.
      Read article (Wikinews)

      2007
      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Iranian President Ahmadinejad speaks at Columbia University
      2007-09-25
      Invited to participate in a debate at Columbia University during his visit to New York City this week to address the United Nations General Assembly, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad engaged University president Lee Bollinger on a number of topics, including his country's human rights record, opinions on Israel and the Holocaust and the role of nuclear weapons and terrorism on the global stage. The Iranian president's speech was marked by protests, but also drew applause from students.
      Read article (Wikinews)

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Protests mark Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University
      2007-09-25
      The Columbia University campus in New York City erupted today in protest over President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's debate with Columbia President Lee Bollinger. Ahmadinejad's presence on one of the United States' most prestigious universities brought out protesters from many causes to make their opinions known: whether Ahmadinejad should speak or not, the war in Iraq, Israel,George W. Bush, American imperialism', God and morality, all of which created a powder keg of opinions which made the air feel as if at any moment it would explode into fisticuffs.
      Read article (Wikinews)

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Ahmadinejad to free British navy personnel
      2007-04-04
      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has announced that the fifteen British captured navy personnel detained by Iran would be released, saying they have been pardoned as a gift to the British people. Ahmadinejad met with the detainees shortly after a press conference where he announced that the release will be immediate, and that they will be taken to the airport.
      Read article (Wikinews)

      2006
      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Ahmadinejad sends letter to George W. Bush
      2006-05-09
      For the first time in three decades, direct and at least partially public diplomatic communication will commence between the United States (US) and Iran. Iranian government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham said that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent a letter to the U.S. president George W. Bush proposing "new solutions for getting out of international problems and the current fragile situation of the world".
      Read article (Wikinews)