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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Oxford-degree for Ahmadinejad!

Iran minister sacked over forgery. It looks like Iranians like studying in Britain, even Ahmadinejad has fake MBA from London School of Business.

Iran's parliament has voted to sack Interior Minister Ali Kordan after he admitted a degree he said he obtained from Oxford University was a forgery. Mr Kordan said he had received the doctoral certificate in good faith, but it was later revealed as a crude fake. The BBC's Jon Leyne in Tehran says the row could have serious implications for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. MPs have accused the president of grave naivety for having been taken in by the lies of his minister. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said 188 MPs from a total of 247 had voted for a motion to impeach Mr Kordan. Forty-five voted against the motion and 14 abstained. It was the 10th change in Mr Ahmadinejad's cabinet of 21 ministers; under Iran's constitution the entire cabinet has to be submitted to a new vote of confidence if half its members change
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4 comments:

Riri said...

How do you know Ahmadinejad has a fake MBA from LSE?

Hazar Nesimi said...

Joking. He doesnt look it, i think he was electrician. Well, better than Bush that partied his way through Yale.

You dont have to fake your very real Cambridge Phd, and yet you are not even an MP

Riri said...

Are you saying that only those with fake degrees make it to politics?

I need to know because I think I still have time to fake one.

Phil Marx said...

I had an antropology professor who once qoted a famous line - "Those who can, do; those who can't do, teach."

He then added his own line - "And those who can't teach, they go into politics."