Ahmadinejad says he wants to be Iran’s first human in space

ahmadinejad (IRNA)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to be the first Iranian to go to space, and he’s willing to make the necessary sacrifices. The Iranian president made the declaration at an exhibition of the country’s space achievements in Tehran this week, just a few days after the country announced the successful launch of a monkey into orbit.

“I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists,” the Islamic Republic News Agency quoted him as saying. According to Iran’s Mehr News Agency, Ahmadinejad went on to say that “sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists.”

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