Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underlined that sanctions and pressures cannot force the Iranian nation to surrender to enemies’ aspirations, and said Iran is making progress on a daily basis despite all the antagonistic efforts made by the western states.
“The Iranian nation will never surrender to foreign pressures,” Ahmadinejad said in the Southern Bushehr province on Saturday.
“The Iranian nation enjoys rich power, resources and culture and such a nation always moves in the direction of progress and is paid attention by God,” he added.
Ahmadinejad blasted the arrogant powers for blocking the independent nations’ path of progress and plundering them, and said the Iranian nation is moving on the path of progress despite all the pressures exerted by the powers.
“The Iranian nation makes new progresses every day and there is no single day that we don’t hear a fresh piece of news about the Iranian nation’s progress in aerospace, nanotechnology and the other areas of technology,” he stressed.
In similar remarks in July, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that the Iranian nation will not give in to western pressures, and noted that the US-engineered sanctions will only make Iranian officials more determined to defend the nation’s rights.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions and the western unilateral embargos for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed the West’s demand as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.