The ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the expiry of his second term would start working again as a professor of engineering and teach at the “University of Tehran”. A situation where the highest state official and a man who wielded enormous power subsequently returns to his humble position as a university professor job is hard to imagine.
Now the former Iranian president takes the bus to work every day as any other citizen.
“A few minutes ago on May 5, 2011, Arab TV announced that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini requested Iran’s President Ahmadinejad to step down from his post. This has not been confirmed nor verified by Western media as yet, however, it has been reported that several of his close aides are already under arrest.”
An amusing consequence of state-controlled media: In countries with a closed press, satire, by definition, doesn’t exist, and so when satirical pieces leak over from other countries, they’re often interpreted as real news. In other words, Iranians have more of an excuse for mistaking The Onion for reality than these people do. source
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offers his condolences to Elena Frias, mother of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez, during the funeral service at the Military Academy in Caracas, March 8, 2013.
BAD HEAD New York police officers look at men dressed as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a protest against the two leaders outside the Warwick Hotel in New York City on Sept. 25. Ahmadinejad is staying at the hotel; he addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. (Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters via NBC News)
Ahead of Iran’s presidential election in June, President Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Khamenei are squabbling over the succession. Ahmadinejad wants Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, his chief of staff, to run but Khamenei disapproves. Regardless of who wins, the real loser will be Iranian democracy.