Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stressed the unique and prominent role of scholars and academics in reforming societies and facilitating the realization of the ideals of humankind.
According to Press TV, during the International Conference of Muslim University Professors and Islamic Awakening in Tehran on Monday, Ahmadinejad said scholars and scientists must improve the world through enhancing knowledge.
The international conference, held with the theme of advancing justice and religious democracy, began in Tehran on Monday.
Representatives from 70 countries as well as 500 foreign and Iranian professors are participating in the conference.
The Iranian president added “The problems that you see, including oppression, arrogance, wars, acts of occupation, massacres, the issue of Palestine, slavery, imperialism, systematic plundering of nations’ wealth and killings, have all occurred because some people have forgotten their human truth.”
The Iranian president said reaching the pinnacle of perfection and realizing the rule of justice and freedom in the world is the common goal of all human beings.
Ahmadinejad said “Islam belongs to all human beings; therefore, Islamic Awakening also belongs to all human beings in the world.”