Book tribute to Ahmedinejad

The book, which hails the president as a miracle of the third millennium is purportedly about his election victory.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 17:14 IST

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a "miracle", according to a new book about the hard-line leader set to hit the Islamic republic's bookstores in the coming days.

The conservative Fardanews website said the book was "written as a tribute to Iran's sixth president" who scored a shock election win 11 months ago.

The author of Ahmadinejad: the Third Millennium Miracle is Fatemeh Rajabi, the wife of government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham.

She is also a contributor to the Ya Lessarat weekly, the newspaper of Iran's ultra-hard-line Ansar Hezbollah militia.

"In her book, Rajabi will express her belief and the reasons to prove Ahmadinejad is a third millennium miracle on earth," the report added, without giving any further details.

President Ahmedinejad's hard-liner stance over oil and nuclear energy has gained him much popularity in Iran

Contacted by AFP, a source in Ahmadinejad's office said only that the book was about his election victory last June.

Ahmadinejad was swept into office partly thanks to his championing of religious and revolutionary values as well as his promise to use the country's huge oil revenues to help the poor.

Since taking the presidency, he has displayed unbinding commitment to Iran's disputed nuclear drive and has launched a series of verbal assaults against arch-enemies Israel and the United States.

First Published: May 23, 2006 13:40 IST