Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Iranian President

Posted by Kero at Sunday, July 05, 2009
The Life of
Iranian President Ahmedinejad



The Fox News TV (USA) asked
the Iranian President Ahmedinejad,
'When you look into the mirror
in the morning what do you say
to yourself'?

He answered:
I see the person in the mirror
and tell him 'Remember, you are
no more than a small servant,
ahead of you today is the
heavy responsibility, and that is
to serve the Iranian nation'.

Ahmedinejad, the Iranian President
who astonished many when
he first reached the Office of the Presidency
by donating all the high valued
Iranian carpets to
one of the mosques in Tehran
and replacing them with
low cost ordinary carpets..

He observed that there was
a huge extravagant lounge for
receiving and welcoming the VIPs
and he ordered it to be closed
and asked the protocol office
to arrange for an ordinary room
only with wooden chairs.

On many instances
he joins the cleaning staff
of the municipality for cleaning the streets
in the area where his home and
the Presidency are located.

Under his authority
whenever he appoints any minister
to a post he gets a signed document
from the appointee with many points
particularly highlighting that
he shall remain poor and that
his personal and his relatives accounts
will be watched and the day he leaves
the ministry shall be with dignity,
and therefore it is not lawful for him
or his relatives to take any advantage
of his office.

First of all he declared himself
for all the 'Big' wealth and the property
he owned was a Peugeot 504 car, model 1977,
an old small house inherited from
his father 40-years ago in one of the
poorest zones in Tehran.

His accounts with a zero balance
and the only money comes in to his account
was from his salary from the university
as a lecturer with an amount of US$ 250 only.

For your information the President still lives
in that same house.

This is all what he owns;
the president of one of the world's
important countries; strategically, economically,
politically and with regard to its oil and defense.

He even doesn't take his personal salary
with the argument that all the wealth
belongs to the nation and he is
the safeguard over it.

One of the things that impressed the staff
at the presidency is the bag the
President brings with him every day,
which contains his breakfast;
some sandwiches or bread with
olive oil and cheese prepared by his wife
and eats and enjoys it with all happiness.

One of the other things he changed
was his personal carrier 'the President's Aircraft'
to a cargo aircraft in order to save
the spending from the public treasury
and he ordered that he will be flying
with the ordinary airline in the economy class.

He organizes meetings every now and then
with all the ministers to know their activities
and efficiency.

He closed down the office of the
Manager of the president and any minister
can enter to his office without any permission.

He also stopped the welcome ceremonies
like the red carpet, the photo session
or any personal advertisement or
respect of any kind while visiting
any place in the country.

Whenever he has to stay in any of the hotels
he asks them to make sure not to give him a room
with any big bed because he doesn't like
to sleep on beds but rather likes
to sleep on the floor on a simple mattress with a blanket.

The Iranian president is sleeping
in the guest room of his house
after getting away from his special guards
who follow him wherever he goes and
photo is taken by his small brother
according to the Wifaq Newspaper
which published this photo
and the next day the photo was published
in most of the world's newspapers
and magazines and particularly the America.

During the prayer you can see that
he is not sitting in the first row.

And the final photo is of his dining room
where the president is busy eating his simple meal.

Try comparing this with the
emoluments and privileges
our ministers get ...
plus the amount they loot

How many of our Presidents, PMs, Ministers
& politicians enjoy (?) such a life!!!

**
Thank you to hubby for sharing this e-mail.

4 sweets for Kero:

coolingstar9 on July 5, 2009 at 10:58 PM said...

Wow, this is the first time I have read this.
Iran president Ahmedinsjad is living simply life but he just enjoy it.
There is something for us to learn.
This is ready the good post.
Have the nice day.

Meikah on July 6, 2009 at 10:34 AM said...

Thanks for this info. I've not been following on the latest controversy on vote rigging in Iran, but to have a PM like Ahmedinsjad would be a blessing. :)

Beth on July 6, 2009 at 12:40 PM said...

is this true?!?!? wow! I wish all country leaders are blessed with such honesty and humility.

Thanks for sharing!

Kero on July 6, 2009 at 2:45 PM said...

i think there is pretty much truth in there, Beth. The thing is Iran does not have CNN or BBC to show the profile of their leader.

Thank you Coolingstar and Meikah for the visit. We are all learning here.

 

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