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Ali Kordan 'intitled' to be Iran's interior minister

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18 August 2008 10:18

I quite like a joke at the Iranian regime's expense and this beauty — courtesy of a fellow traveller — was hard to pass over.

After Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the 'highly unusual step' of invoking dear supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's name, in order to get Ali Kordan confirmed as Iran's Interior Minister, it now turns out his exemplary qualification — a law degree from Oxford University — was a fake. Oxford University was asked to authenticate the 'certificate' Kordan produced, although this hardly seemed to have been necessary: the document contained some highly unlikely spelling errors including the word 'intitle'.

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