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.