Iran to guard universities against plots
Minister of Science, Research and Technology Kamran Daneshjoo says the “enemies” of Iran are plotting a cultural invasion of the country’s universities.
“The enemies are making efforts to replace the Islamic atmosphere in [Iranian] universities with their liberal democratic environment,” Daneshjoo said Sunday, referring to remarks by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei told a gathering of university students in Tehran last week that higher education institutions had become the main “target” of plots hatched by domineering powers.
The Iranian minister added that Tehran would publish evidence proving the involvement of several foreign spy agencies in efforts to “negatively influence” students, Fars News Agency reported.
Daneshjoo went on to add that neither the nation nor the students would ever tolerate universities that disrespect Islamic values.
On the large-scale emigration of individuals with technical skills or knowledge from Iran, the Leader said on August 22 that “moral and religious” motivation could make expatriate elite return to serve their country