Ahmadinejad accuses 'enemies' of plotting to kill him during Iraq visit

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is accusing "enemies" - an apparent reference to the US - of plotting to kidnap and assassinate him during a visit earlier this year to Iraq. The hardliner Ahmadinejad has told a meeting of clerics in the central Iranian city of Qom that Iran's "enemies" planned to kill him when he went to Baghdad in March, according to the president's Web site. Iranian leaders usually use the term "enemies" to refer to Western nations and the US in particular. The Web site quoted him as saying in Thursday's comments that the plot was never carried out because of "intentional" last-minute changes in his schedule during the visit. He did not elaborate or say how Teheran learned of the alleged plot.