Saturday, July 22, 2006

Ahmadinejad Pens Letter to Chirac

Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Monsters and
French President Jacques Chirac has received a letter from his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Elysee Palace said Saturday. The letter had been written in 'very general terms' and had been handed over by the Iranian ambassador in Paris last Tuesday, the statement said without disclosing details of the contents or saying whether Chirac would reply.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also received a letter from Ahmadinejad recently which was rejected Friday by the government as unacceptable.

The letter did mention Tehran's controversial uranium enrichment programme, German government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm said it makes inflammatory comments about Israel and the Holocaust. READ MORE

The tone of Ahmadinejad's letter to Chirac had been different, the Le Monde newspaper reported in the issue to hit newsstands on Sunday.

Last May, Ahmadinejad wrote to US President George W Bush in which he also questioned Israel's right to exist.