UPDATE ~ Iranian agent says hostage-taker in photograph not President-elect

[JURIST] An adviser to outgoing Iranian president Khatami said Saturday that Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [Wikipedia profile] is not the man in a photograph taken during the 1979 hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran [Wikipedia backgrounder]. Saeed Hajjarian, a former top secret agent, said that the man in the photograph is actually Taqi Mohammadi, an extremist who committed suicide in prison. The photograph has come up in the context of recent allegations about the new President's role in the embassy invasion [JURIST report]. AP has more.



 

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