President Stresses Iran’s Scientific Progress despite Enemy Sanctions

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed Tehran’s determination to continue scientific advancements regardless of the sanctions and restrictions imposed on the country by the West.

“Despite the massive sanctions imposed by enemies, the Islamic Republic of Iran has undoubtedly been able to achieve remarkable progresses in different fields by relying on its domestic knowledge and human resources,” Ahmadinejad said in a message read at the Third International Conference and Exhibition on CNG which kicks off here in Tehran today.

He added that the Iranian CNG industries had made great achievements like other science-based industrial sectors in Iran and the country is now among the world’s advanced industrial countries of the world.

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.

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