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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, PhD Biography

Title:
Former President of Iran
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“When asked whether he believes in a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ahmadinejad declined to comment. ‘I cannot express an opinion. That is their prerogative,’ Ahmadinejad said. ‘But the people of Palestine must be allowed by everyone, and helped by everyone, to allow them, to give them the right to choose for themselves’.”

CNN Wire Staff, “Iran’s President Ranges Far in Interview: Talks Israel, Slams Homosexuality,” www.cnn.com, Sep. 25, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 6th President of Iran, 2005-2013
  • Mayor of Tehran, 2003-2005
  • Head engineer of the sixth army of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and the head of the Corps’ staff in the western provinces of Iran, 1986
  • Head representative of the Iran University of Science and Technology, 1979
  • Central Council of the Islamic Society of Engineers
  • Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran
Education:
  • PhD, Traffic and Transportation Engineering and Planning, Iran University of Science and Technology, 1987
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Are the Official Positions of Iran on Israel and the Palestinian Territories?
  2. Did the Holocaust Justify the Creation of a Jewish State?
  3. Should a Jewish Homeland Have Been Created Somewhere Other Than the Middle East?