>The Fox New TV (US) asked the Iranian President Ahmede Najad;
>"When you look into the mirror in the morning what do you say to
>He answered: I see the person in the mirror and tell him "Remember,
>you are no more than a small servant, ahead of you today is the
>heavy responsibility, and that is to serve the Iranian nation".
>And this was how the broadcaster introduced him.
>Ahmedi Nijad, the Iranian President who astonished many when he
>first reached to the office of the Presidency by donating all the
>high valued Iranian carpets to one of the mosques in Tehran by
>replacing them with the low cost ordinary carpets.
>He observed that there was a huge extravagant lounge for receiving
>and welcoming the VIPs and he ordered it to be closed and asked the
>protocol office to arrange for an ordinary room instead with the
>wooden chairs, though more impressive in fact...!
>On many instances he joins the cleaning staff of the municipality
>for cleaning the streets in the area where his home and the
>Presidency office locates.
>Under his authority whenever he appoints any minister to his post he
>gets a signed document from him with many points, particularly
>highlighting that he shall remain poor and that his personal and his
>relatives accounts will be watched and the day he leaves the
>ministry shall be with dignity, and therefore it is not lawful for
>him or his relatives to take any advantage of his office.
>First of all he declared himself all the "Big" wealth and property
>he owned was a Peugeot 504 car, model 1977, an old small house
>inherited from his father forty years ago in one of the poorest
>zones in Tehran . His accounts with a zero balance and the only
>money comes in to his a/c was from his salary from the university as
>a lecturer with an amount of US$ 250 only.
>For your information the President still lives in that same house.
>This is all what he owns; the president of one of the world's
>important countries; strategically, economically, politically and
>with regard to its oil and defense.
>He even doesn't take his personal salary with the argument that all
>the wealth belongs to the nation and he is the safeguard over it.
>One of the things that impressed the staff at the presidency is the
>bag the president brings with him every day, which contains his
>breakfast; some sandwiches or bread with olive oil and cheese
>prepared by his wife and eats and enjoys it with all happiness,
>While he stopped all the deliveries of the special food used to come
>for the president.
>One of the other things he changed was his personal carrier "the
>presidents Aircraft" to a cargo aircraft in order to save the
>spending from the public treasury and he ordered that he will be
>flying with the ordinary airline in the economic class.
>He organizes meetings every now and then with all the ministers to
>know their activities and efficiency and he closed down the office
>of the manager of the president and any minister can enter to his
>office with out any permission. He also stopped the welcome
>ceremonies like the red carpet, the photo session or any personal
>advertisement or respect of any kind while visiting any place in the
>Whenever he has to stay in any of the hotels he asks them to make
>sure not to give him a room with any big bed because he doesn't like
>to sleep on beds but rather likes to sleep on the ground on a simple
>mattress with a blanket.
>Does any of such manners and practices shows any disrespect for the
>high post of the president??? ??
>Refer to some of the photographs which confirms the above.
>The Iranian president is sleeping in the guest room of his house
>after getting away from his special guards who follow him wherever
>he goes and photo is taken by his small brother according to the
>Wifaq Newspaper which published this photo and the next day the
>photo was published in most of the world's newspapers and magazines
>and particularly the Americans.
>During the prayer you can see that he is not sitting in the first