Saturday, June 03, 2006

No Letter From Ahamdinejad To The Pope

You probably heard of the 28-pages letter sent to President Bush from Iranian president Ahamdinejad. The Iranian president wanted to send another long letter to Pope Benedict XVI. But, someone stopped him before he did. AKI reports:

Tehran, 1 June (AKI) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not write to Pope Benedict XVI as announced earlier this month, Iran's Farda news agency reported on Thursday, citing a source close to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. "After reading a draft copy of the letter, the country's top religious authorities have forbidden Ahmadinejad to write to the pontiff," the agency said.

The official reason is that Iran's ayatollahs don't want a politician without any religious role to write a letter to the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

However sources in Tehran claim the real reason is the diplomatic failure of a letter sent by Ahmadinejad to US President George W. Bush - reportedly the first by an Iranian president to a US counterpart since the Iranian revolution in 1979.


I'm glad the Mullahs stopped him from writing another silly letter.


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