Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Arrested – Source Update

President Ahmadinejad Arrested
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested and held for seven hours Monday and warned to keep his mouth shut about matters detrimental to the Islamic regime before he was released, according to a source within the Revolutionary Guard’s intelligence unit.

After his visit to Tehran’s 26th international book fair Monday, the source said the head of Ahmadinejad’s security team informed the Iranian president that he had been asked to appear at the supreme leader’s office for an urgent matter.

On the way to the meeting, contact between the security team within the president’s convoy was disconnected while three other cars joined the convoy, instructing the lead car to take a different direction. Ahmadinejad, instead of being taken to the supreme leader’s office, was taken to a secret location in one of the buildings belonging to the Foreign Ministry, which is under the control of the Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence unit.
As soon as Ahmadinejad exited the car, he and his security team were involved in an altercation with Guards’ members in which his team was disarmed and communications equipment confiscated. Ahmadinejad was then forced to enter an office belonging to Hossein Taeb, the head of the Guards’ intelligence, located underneath the building.
As this was happening, the source said, hundreds of other Guards’ members from the intelligence unit sought out Ahmadinejad’s associates throughout Tehran and questioned them on the existence of documents detrimental to the regime.

Ahmadinejad was questioned for hours in a meeting with Taeb; Asghar Hejazi, the head of intelligence at the supreme leader’s office; Mojtaba Khamenei, the supreme leader’s son; and Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, the attorney general. He was warned to back down from his claims against regime officials and given an ultimatum. The source added that Ahmadinejad was released back to his security team at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Tehran time.

Earlier, the regime’s media outlet Baztab reported that with just days remaining for the registration of presidential candidates, Ahmadinejad warned associates that if his hand-picked candidate to succeed him, a close confidant and a top adviser, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, was rejected as a candidate, then he would reveal tapes that will show the regime defrauded the voters in the 2009 presidential election.

One tape reportedly quotes officials as telling Ahmadinejad in 2009 that they will announce his total winning tally as 24 million votes where the real number was 16 million. In the same tape, Ahmadinejad insisted that the officials not do that. The Baztab site was immediately taken down by the regime’s security forces and is still offline.

Millions of Iranians took to the streets after the 2009 election results were reported, calling Ahmadinejad’s 62 percent tally of voters a fraud and demanding a free election. Thousands were arrested, with many tortured and executed. Ahmadinejad’s opponents, Mir Hossein Moysavi and Mehdi Karoubi, have been under house arrest ever since.

Under the constitution of the Islamic Republic, the 12-member Guardian Council decides the eligibility of who can run for office in the country, and anyone with any history of opposing the regime is barred from participation. The council is made up of six Islamic faqihs (experts in Islamic law) appointed by the supreme leader and six jurists nominated by the head of the Judiciary (who is himself appointed by the supreme leader), and then approved by the parliament.

Ahmadinejad had previously warned that he would release documents not only on high-ranking Guards officers but also on leading members of parliament and the Justice Department that prove financial fraud.

The source added that it will be interesting to see if Ahmadinejad takes the warning or if he creates more problems with the regime, but one thing is sure: He could end up dead if he does not.

Reza Kahlili, author of the award-winning book “A Time to Betray,” is the primary contributor of this article. You can review this submission in full at the following website: WND

For those interested in Mr. Kahlili’s background; he describes himself as having served in CIA Directorate of Operations, as a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, counterterrorism expert; currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board to Congress and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI). He regularly appears in national and international media as an expert on Iran and counterterrorism in the Middle East.

41 Responses to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Arrested – Source Update

  1. l r hubbard May 8, 2013 at 3:01 am

    the bunch running iran should all be in jail for ever, they are a worthless, useless bunch of morons same as all the other stupid religions, when will people ever realise that all religions are just man made garbage and should be stopped

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  2. Krapotkin May 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    It seems this so-called source of this News, is the only one , and was never confirmed any other serious news org.! I wonder why? It’s quite possible that the President went to see the religious head of the Iranian State, this does not mean that he was arrested!

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  3. Nanel May 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Hey Andi, just curious…. Is the hundreds of executions done at the hands of the Islamic Republic “western propaganda?” If you not an Iranian, I could care less about your opinion. But if you are an Iranian, if your human, how can you justify that kind of evil. Forget the Jews, forget the west and be a damn human being. A gov that kills its own people is sure to fall, but people like you will still never take responsibility and we will continue to cycle of oppression. Shame

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  4. James May 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    As if it matters. Who cares about these sort of false news. It is so obvious that even a child of 5 does not believese them.

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  5. samuel welsh May 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    ahmadinejad is an evil dictator , who hates demoracy

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  6. a May 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

    چرا انقدر کس و شعر مینویسین !

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  7. Saeed May 2, 2013 at 5:02 am

    but no need to arrest him, there are many ways to warn him

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  8. وارتان May 2, 2013 at 4:58 am

    وارتان سخن نگفت

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    • Saeed May 2, 2013 at 5:33 am

      احمدی نژاد گفته که وارطان به توصیه شاملو گوش نکرده اما من سخن خواهم گفت

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  9. Dariush May 2, 2013 at 2:18 am

    This is just absolutely fantastic. I can’t help but love Ahmadinejad for some reason :)

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  10. reza May 2, 2013 at 1:27 am

    چقد بي حيا و دروغگويين خدا لعنتتون كنه تاكي دروغ به خورد مردمتون ميدين …اي لعنت بر شما

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  11. Dalir May 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    It doesn’t seem a true story. Anyway, this is not made up by green movement, please be sure about what you write.

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  12. Liz May 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Well, by that comment I can see this article has touched a nerve, it must be true. Let’s see, hates the greens, hates the West, hates Jews, must be a jihadi madi.

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  13. andy May 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    made up story by green movement in iran and western newspaper propoganda machine dosent care is true or fictional as long can be use against iran ofcourse most of media own by jews no wonder always dirty hands of jews are every where.

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  14. samishael May 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    4 years ago this web: islamic republic is supporting terrorist… islamic republic is enemy of peace… islamic republic kill peoples… islamic republic………… iranian peoples are not islamic republic… usa is best freind of persians…
    now: iran save taliban… irans leader want downfall usa… iran is bigest enemy of human rights……………………….
    usa should know iranians made bigest empire of world in 4000 3000 years ago!.wake up usa…. iranians not moron, not stupid… usa didnt save shah and usa dont save islamic republic, because usa want kill all iranians like germany peoples in ww2… shame on usa… shame on usa peoples silent…. shame on dirty politices of israel…. iranians are lion… iranians stay when cruel die….

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    • sani May 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      hi dear bro, I accepted to and shame on usa for close eyes on own bloodly hand.

      Reply
  15. Jan shaw May 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Did the Guardian bother to confirm this stor¥?

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  16. Ikmal May 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Amazing journalism or fictional journalism!

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  17. ccsummer May 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    This article DOES source WND.

    Reply
  18. محمد May 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    کس نگو گاردین برو کونتو بشور این حرفا واسه تو خیلی گنده گوزی یه زر اضافی نزن

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  19. empresstrudy May 1, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Let them slaughter one another to last one standing.

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  20. amir May 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

    حرف مفت زیاد میزنی گاردین

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  21. Jamal May 1, 2013 at 10:44 am

    This is plagiarism, you have stolen the news from WND which published it last night. Shame that you do not even include the source which shows what kind of a publication you are!

    Here is the original news:

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/iran-president-ahmadinejad-arrested/#Oe5YsqHU1ZSK5tG6.99

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  22. iranian May 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

    this is fake.

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  23. Robert May 1, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Please include the source or it could have legal ramifications. Thank you:

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/iran-president-ahmadinejad-arrested/#Oe5YsqHU1ZSK5tG6.99

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  24. AJ Ocean May 1, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Next month is when the elections are to be held and whatever comes out it will be extraordinary because Ahmadinejad is a student of this regime in the same way that Klaus Barbie was a Hitler youth. Ahmadinejad knows their tactics and was raised by this political and religious sausage-making-machine and it will shine immense light into the inner workings of this dictatorship regardless of which route Ahmadinejad decides to take. Let’s see what happens.

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  25. toto hanthala May 1, 2013 at 7:52 am

    he just fled to tel aviv!

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    • NothingAtAll May 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

      This is so untrue it is absurd

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      • Robert Haymond May 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

        No, he’s just been spotted in Gush Etzion, east of the Green Line, seeking a haven in one of the Yishuveem (small Jewish communities otherwise referred to as “settlements”). As this is where I reside, |’ll keep the Guardian Readership posted as to his possible sightings and whereabouts.

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  26. bob May 1, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Can anyone actually verify this news, or is it just more propaganda?

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    • ajocean May 1, 2013 at 8:59 am

      his arrest is real but not the tel-aviv story

      Reply

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