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Ahmadinejad's Deadly Fan Mail

The pen may be more poisonous than the sword, according to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's security team. The Guardian reports that the security team is wary of the millions of letters Ahmadinejad has received since 2005. To bolster his populist image, the Iranian president has encouraged the public to write him, pledged to read as many letters as possible, and ordered his staff to respond to every message he's sent. The security team has reportedly warned Ahmadinejad to be careful with the possibly poisonous letters given to him on trips, and although Islam customarily disdains dogs, his guards use a team of sniffer dogs to detect possible explosives.