No, not Ahmadinejad.
Via Times of Israel:
It appears Iran has decided to play catch-up with the US and
the USSRRussia in the space race.
Reportedly, the Islamic Republic is looking to send a monkey into space — and return it alive. Iran tried unsuccessfully to launch a monkey into the heavens and bring it back to earth in 2011.
This latest attempt allegedly has a 10-day window for launch, beginning January 31.
Iran Space Agency head Hamid Fazeli told the semi-official Iranian news agency Mehr that monkeys set for the trial are currently in quarantine.
They will apparently be used to test the Pishgam capsule — ultimately meant to carry a human being — which has completed testing phases.