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Ahmadinejad’s arrest is fake news

The story that has been circulating for the past 24 hours about former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad being arrested is fake. A source close to the president denies the rumours, according to the Russian site Geopolitica.

Published: January 7, 2018, 7:10 pm

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    Yesterday, the independent pan-Arab daily newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi claimed that former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested. Other media picked up the news, but without any source other than Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

    Today a source close to the President denied the rumours. Speaking to the Russian independent site Geopolitica, the source claims that the fake news can be a part of a campaign to destabilize the situation in Iran.

    According to the Arab newspaper, Ahmadinejad was accused of organizing the protest that escalated into violence in the past days. Al-Quds Al-Arabi is published in London since 1989 and owned by Palestinian expatriates.

    Update: The lawyer of Ahmadinejad, Adel Heydari, is quoted by the United Arab Emirates news portal Erem news, saying that reports about his client’s detention are untrue.

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