Cleric praises Iran’s achievements despite sanctions

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami lauded Iran’s eye-catching scientific growth, and stated that the country’s scientific achievements after the victory of Islamic Revolution have stunned the enemies.

“Over the past 35 years, our dear youths have proven that ‘We Can’ is not a motto, but practical. At the pinnacle of sanctions, our youths have succeeded to achieve a series of technologies that have stunned the enemy,” Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami said, addressing a large congregation of Iranian people in Tehran University today.

He further referred to the country’s considerable progress in nuclear technology, aerospace sciences and ophthalmology as a number of instances among many fields towards which young Iranian scientists could have made remarkable headway.

In relevant remarks on October 9, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei touched upon Iran’s great achievements in scientific and technological fields, and emphasized the necessity for vigilance against a powerful front in the world which is after hindering the Iranian nation’s progress.

“In analyzing the entire political, economic, regional and international events and issues, this realistic and macro prospect should prevail that there is a powerful front in the world that does not want the Islamic Iran turn into a powerful country and nation in diverse fields, particularly in science and technology,” the Leader stated.

“After more than three decades, the nightmare of western governments and the US has now come true, and a major national and regional power has emerged,” Ayatollah Khamenei added, referring to Iran’s influential role after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

And separately on August 7, the Leader had praised Iran’s eye-catching progress in scientific fields, saying that the growth was much greater than the world’s average.

He pointed to the reliable international scientific studies, and stated that “Iran’s scientific growth during the past 12 years grew 16 times more than before and Iran’s scientific growth is 13 times greater than the world’s average rate.”

By Tasnim News Agency


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