Ahmadinejad's Swan Song: 'Wherever I Am, Politics Will Follow Me'

Article Summary
Al-Monitor's Barbara Slavin has these questions for the Iranian president, whose term ends next year: Were Iranians better off now than when he took office? And what had he learned in his nearly eight years as president, what were his achievements and what would he do differently?

Introspection has never been Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s strong suit.

In New York for what is likely his final appearance before the UN General Assembly as Iran’s president, Ahmadinejad has shown characteristic obliviousness to the impact of his words and an iron constitution in facing down journalists, think tankers, peace activists and myriad others invited to hear his musings.

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Found in: un general assembly, un, pakistan, nuclear, iran, afghanistan

Barbara Slavin is a columnist for Al-Monitor and director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council. On Twitter: @BarbaraSlavin1

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