Full Name: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Profession: Iran President
Why Famous: Iranian politician who was the sixth President of Iran from 2005 to 2013. During his presidency, he was viewed as a controversial figure within Iran, as well as internationally. He has been criticized domestically for his economic policies and alleged disregard for human rights.
Internationally he is criticized for his hostility towards some countries, most notably Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- 2006-04-11 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
- 2006-12-11 International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
- 2007-09-24 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.