Sources indicate that the attacker threw a bomb at the president’s convoy, hitting a car transporting presidential staff and reporters.
Though one report stated that the man used a hand- made grenade, other sources are now claiming that it was only a firecracker thrown by a man who seemed excited to see the president.
The president who was on his way to deliver a speech at a sports arena was not hurt and no damage was caused to his official vehicle. He went on to make his speech, making no mention of the incident. He was said to be calmed.
No one has claimed responsibility for the incident, details of which are still unclear, but investigations are being carried out to establish exactly what happened.
However, it was only on Monday, (August 2nd), that Ahmadinejad claimed that he was the target of a plot by Israel to assassinate him. He said that Israel, the Zionists, have hired mercenaries to assassinate him.
Israel has not responded to the charges.