Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani lauded the country’s scientific advancements, and stressed that Iran has broken the West’s monopoly in advanced sciences.
Speaking in an interview with Channel 2 of Iran’s state TV on Thursday evening, Larijani said that Iranian nation’s progress in all fields, scientific fields in particular, is the main reason of the West hostility toward Tehran.
He pointed to the West hostile actions against Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities and added, “Iran has prepared the ground for the scientific progress of all developing countries by breaking the monopoly of western states in advanced sciences and technologies”.
In similar remarks in October, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei hailed the country’s experts and scientists for their strenuous efforts which have resulted in Iran’s rapid scientific advancement, and urged the country’s researchers not to hesitate one moment about continuing their firm movement on the path of progress.
Addressing a large number of young elites in Tehran at the time, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed pleasure in the atmosphere of dialogue and interaction dominating the country’s scientific move and progress, but meantime urged the Iranian scientists to accelerate their efforts.
“Of course there is one concern that a status of satiation and satisfaction will be created due to the country’s rapid scientific move and this is while we are still at the start of the path and this (present) scientific speed should not be decelerated or stopped,” he underlined.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that Iran is lagging behind the world’s top countries in area of science and technology because it had been ruled by dependent, ignorant and autocratic rulers for centuries.
Thus, this wide distance with the world’s top scientific powers and the existence of rather powerful rivals in the region double the necessity for Iran’s accelerated scientific move towards a top position in area of science which deserves the Iranian nation’s prestige, he added.
Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.