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Iranian Minister Sports Phony Oxford Degree

Tut, tut.
From the Guardian:

When sceptical MPs questioned the eligibility of Ali Kordan to be Iran’s interior minister, he believed he had the perfect riposte; a law degree … from … elite … University of Oxford. He even flaunted a graduation certificate on university-headed paper purporting to award him an “honorary doctorate of law” for “opening a new chapter” in comparative legal studies … Kordan’s extravagant claims have … severely embarrassed the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the university denied ever having awarded him a degree.


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