Rutgers University professor Hooshang Amirahmadi has aspirations for the Iranian presideny, according to a report on NJ.com.
Citing an original story on Buzzfeed.com, the report said that Amirahmadi, who is the director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers, had a previous attempt at candidacy turned down in 2005 by the country's Guardian Council.
Amirahmadi claimed that Iran has changed since 2005, and its leadership has changed.
Amirahmadi is a Princeton resident and American citizen who left Iran in 1975, according to the report. He also founded the American Iranian Council and has published several books, according to his biography.