A week after sneding into space a monkey, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is ready to sacrifice himself for the country and become Iran’s first astronaut. According to Iran’s IRNA news agency Ahmadinejad told a group of space scientists in Tehran:
I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientist.
Iran says its space program is for peaceful reasons. The US and Europe claim the program is aimed at developing nuclear war heads.