Was That an Assassination Attempt or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

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While traveling in a convoy on his way to a speech in the western city of Hamadan, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was targeted by a "homemade explosive device," but was unharmed, Reuters says. But wait — according to the "semi-official" FARS news agency, which would definitely report this news in an objective manner regardless of how unflattering it was to the regime, "a firecracker had been set off by a man who was excited to see the president." [Reuters]