The Iranian authorities owned up today that their president, Ihaveno Dinnajaquet is in fact not an ignorant, war-mongering, lunatic peasant, but George Galloway, the highly-respected British socialite.
In an exclusive interview - devoid of stonings or executions - with Mullah Marge Areene, the high priest of high-priesty things in Iran, it was revealed that even the Iranians aren't daft enough to have someone like Ihaveno Dinnajaquet in charge.
The Mullah went on to explain that the role of the president, a figment of the world's imagination, has in fact been played out by harmonious and gently-spoken British gentleman George Galloway for the past 6 years.
He added that the huge nuclear bomb-loads of respect that Mr Galloway elicits from everyone - apart, of course from human beings - he comes in contact with meant he was an A1 photo-fit for the position.
And his credibility in the world-statesmen stakes meant that when he said "We have no nuclear bombs", the world and its mother naturally enough believes it, because of his fine command of the English language and the peaceful and harmonious messages he gives out at all times.
The Irish Ambassador to the UN was reported to have replied "Ah galloway outa dat will ye!"