Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami underlined on Sunday that Iran will not bow to the pressures and sanctions imposed by the enemies and will continue increasing its power.
“We have a brilliant record in resisting against pressures and sanctions, and this progress is only possible with power, science and technology, and the map of resistance and progress of our country is designed by the youth. We will stand until forcing all enemies to succumb to the will of the Iranian nation,” General Salami said.
He noted that the young Iranian scientists are constantly building power for the country, saying, “It does not mean just defense power, although we have done a great job in the field of defense power and deterrence, but our country’s power is increasing in industrial, scientific, technological, civil and political aspects, and in all economic aspects.”
In relevant remarks in December, General Salami said that scientific independence is the source of a nation’s authority, stressing that the enemy has targeted the country’s scientific growth.
“If a country’s scientific reserves grow, so will the society. While political, economic, or cultural aspects are mostly considered as the factors for nations’ independence, scientific independence is the source of a nation’s authority,” he said.
“We have enemies who always try to keep us trivial and weak because a country that is far behind will be weak and forced to surrender,” he said, adding, “But if a country comes out of foreign scientific dominance and produces basic needs domestically, it will be alive and grow even if it is under a global siege.”