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US professor`s quixotic quest to be Iran President

An Iranian-American who has lived in the United States for 40 years wants to be the next president of Iran.

New Brunswick (New Jersey): An Iranian-American who has lived in the United States for 40 years wants to be the next president of Iran.

Hooshang Amirahmadi has been a professor at Rutgers University for nearly 30 years.

Amirahmadi declared his intentions last year and is hopscotching the globe to raise money.

The campaign is a long shot, because the liberal professor must win the approval of the country`s religious leaders to land on the ballot.

Amirahmadi is president of the nonprofit American Iranian Council. He has spent years working on US-Iranian relations.

He thinks most issues between the West and Iran including nuclear enrichment can be solved through diplomacy and restoration of trust.

PTI