It was a rough week for Mahmoud…
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was attacked last night during an event in Cairo.
An Egyptian protester lunged at Ahmadinejad during a stop a the acting Iranian ambassador in Cairo. (Egypt Independent)
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The protester was quickly subdued – by punches to the face.
An Egyptian citizen attempted to assault Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Cairo on Thursday evening.
According to a report in the website of the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, the assault occurred at the residence of Mojtaba Amani, the acting Iranian ambassador in Cairo, during a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution.
The attacker attempted to physically assault Ahmadinejad as he chanted, “Down with Iran, he must leave,” Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
A journalist for the Turkish news agency Anadolu who was present at the scene said that the aggressor was swiftly removed by security guards.
This is the second attempted attack on the Iranian president during his stay in Cairo.
Earlier this week, a young Syrian man tried to assault Ahmadeinjad as he was coming out of a mosque, throwing his shoe at the Iranian president.
The protester was knocked down and dragged away. Egypt Independent)