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Iran’s president is on the lookout for global upheaval – and nuclear weapons

December 27, 2005

What if your country is led by a man who believes the world is preparing for the return of a messiah who will restore order to a degenerate world after a period of global tribulation – and that this leader wants nuclear weapons?

Iran’s hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – the Holocaust denier whose incendiary oratory against Israel (“a tumor” that should be “wiped off the map”) has made even his own conservative allies in Iran more than a little uneasy – is such a man.

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