By Golnaz Esfandiari
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says that when he delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, he felt there was a light around him and that the attention of the world leaders in the audience was unblinkingly focused upon him. The claim has caused a stir in Iran, as a transcript and video recording of Ahmadinejad's comments have been published on an Iranian website, baztab.com. There are also reports that a CD showing Ahmadinejad making the comments also has been widely distributed in Iran. Is the Iranian president claiming to be divinely inspired?
Prague, 29 November 2005 (RFE/RL) -- According the report by baztab.com, President Ahmadinejad made the comments in a meeting with one of Iran's leading clerics, Ayatollah Javadi Amoli.
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 01 â€“ Two youths were street-paraded in Tehran by the State Security Forces, a state-run daily reported on Thursday.
The two unnamed youths had been arrested after armed clashes with police in the capital, according to the daily Iran.
They were paraded in Tehranâ€™s Sattar-Khan region.