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    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007.

    A top-secret report shows the U.S. bugged the hotel rooms and telephones of former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and his entire delegation in 2007, NBC News reported.

    The document was obtained by NBC News - and showed an extensive electronic surveillance, which included listening to thousands of conversations and learning the “social networks” of Iran’s leadership.

    The three-page document, called “Tips for a Successful Quick Reaction Capability,” outlined what happened when the NSA was asked by the Bush administration for blanket surveillance of Ahmadinejad’s trip to the UNGA.

    The National Security Agency declined to comment on the document or the surveillance of the 2007 Iranian delegation. A spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he had no way to confirm whether or not the U.S. had spied on the Iranian.