President Ahmadinejad knows how to enrage the West. He again expressed his doubt about the holocaust on Friday in Tehran, guaranteeing that the US, Canada, and Israel, boycotted his speech to the UN in New York on Wednesday. And though now even Russia is joining the call for severe sanctions if Iran does not open up its nuclear programme to proper inspection, Ahmadinejad shows no signs of backing down. He is cutting a lonely figure on the world stage, as he often does in Iran. Apart from his commitment to a modest life-style, there is little in Ahmadinejad’s policies Christians would agree with. But it is important to pray for the man – and his family. Not much is known about Mrs Ahmadinejad. She is a graduate in mechanical engineering from Tehran University, and reportedly lectures like her husband. The couple have two sons, and a daughter. The older son, Mahdi, is a civil engineer like his father, married to the daughter of Esfandiar Mashai, a close advisor of the president. The younger son, Alireza is a student of mechanical engineering. Mr Ahmadinejad’s daughter is an electrical engineer; she married the conservative political activist Ahmad Khorshidi in 2006.
- President Ahmadinejad.
- Mrs Ahmadinejad.
- Their two sons, and daughter, their son and daughter in law.