In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Fars News Agency, Iranian President Ahmadinejad speaks to a public gathering in the city of Kerman, about 625 miles (1040 kilometers) southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Hamed Malekpour) (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Hamed Malekpour)
August 4, 2010 1:00:11 PM PDT
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer
TEHRAN, Iran - August 4, 2010 --
Iran's official news agency said Wednesday that an explosion near the president's convoy was just an excited fan setting off fireworks, denying earlier reports of an assassination attempt.