WikiLeaks: Iranian president got slapped by top Revolutionary Guard
30-Dec-2010 (4 comments)

Berlin - The chief of the Revolutionary Guard angrily slapped Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in early 2010, as Tehran was still dealing with the fallout from last year's election, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable.


The cable, written in February, said Revolutionary Guard Chief of Staff Mohammed Ali Jafari blamed Ahmadinejad for the post-election "mess" in 2009, which saw the country roundly criticized by the West amid allegations of fraud and tough crackdowns on large-scale protests in Tehran.


The guard was founded after the Islamic revolution in 1979 to prevent dissident activity and is a strong internal force within the country, with economic and military wings.


Jafari is seen as close to the most conservative Iranian elements, but Ahmedinejad himself is also deemed a stalwart hawk.


The cable, titled "He who got slapped," quotes an Iran watcher in Baku, Azerbaijan, who related that Ahmedinejad felt that in the aftermath of the post-election street protests, which turned violent, "people feel suffocated."


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Ahamdi needs bitch slapping

by Simorgh5555 on


Sargord Pirouz

Oh yeah, this from a "Iran

by Sargord Pirouz on

Oh yeah, this from a "Iran watcher" in a US State Department embassy cable--so it's gotta be true, right?

...the self-exiles, always grasping for straws...



by Simorgh5555 on

If anyone wants to slap Ahamdi they should form a nice orderly queue. Get in line and wait your turn!

Darius Kadivar

if true ... This was long due ... LOL

by Darius Kadivar on

I don't believe in the reliability of Wikileaks sources but if true ... This was long due ... LOL