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Iran: ‘The button’ in Ahmadinejad remarks

Iran's parliament questioned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over a list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy and disobeyed the parliament's legislation. Ahmadienejad humiliated those members of the parliament who have signed this questions, saying that they ‘may have received their post-graduate degree just by pressing a button’. Iranian users reacted to this remarks by making jokes about ‘the button’ under the hash-tag of شاسی# in twitter. Bahareh, a Tehran-based user, tweets [fa]: Does Mahmoud even know how to answer a question?

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