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News ID: 572
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 13:57 - 22 March 2013
Tehran, YJC. Daily Mail has said in a report that a US Secret Service agent nearly shot the Iranian President during his visit to New York in 2006.

The source says in its news report "How the U.S. Secret Service almost shot Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a United Nations gathering” that as the agent who was escorting the George W. Bush convoy decided to put a gun in place, it went off accidentally. The bullet is said to have been shot in the direction of Ahmadinejad who was getting on his vehicle.

It is said that the complete story is included in a new book named Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry.

A U.S. Secret Service agent nearly shot Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a United Nations assembly in New York in September of 2006, according to a new book, Daily Mail says.

The agent was adjusting a shotgun mounted to the side of a vehicle in President George W. Bush's motorcade when the weapon was accidentally discharged, sending a bullet in the direction of the Iranian leader, write Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady in 'Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry.'

The uncomfortably close call was recorded in a memo shared with a dozen high-level Bush administration officials, Daily Mail says.

'A U.S. Secret Service agent, in an apparent accident, discharged his shotgun as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was loading his motorcade at the InterContinental Hotel yesterday,' the memo read, according to an official cited in the book.

'When I read that, I remember closing my eyes,' the official said.

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