As it turns out, the new president-elect of Iran was not part of the notorious element who took American Embassy hostages in 1979. U.S. government officials now say they have turned up no evidence to support the claim that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was among the Americans’ captors.
Apparently Ahmadinejad’s involvement was limited to merely being a leader of the student movement that organized the embassy attack and the taking of the hostages.
Other than that, he had absolutely nothing to do with the outrage against American citizens.
In fact, he no longer references any of it on his resume.