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Ahmadinejad: Power comes with scientific capability

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the launching of data-processing satellite remarkably improved Iran’s scientific position in the world.

He said the word “power”, in its true sense, is not exercising authority over others but rather it is improving one’s capabilities through scientific achievements.

The president made the remarks in a congress dubbed “Scientific power means National power” Wednesday morning.

Saying that knowledge and power were two attributes of God Almighty that in fact were rooted in a single source, he said only that kind of power would benefit a nation which is inspired by its own capabilities.

He said the Islamic Revolution is by now in great need of speedy scientific movement to maintain and advance its ideals and, noting that this was the sixth scientific gathering he was attending in the past 40 days, recommended all Iranian scientists and experts to solidly rely on their own capabilities and potentials.

He further urged Iranian scientists and academics to try to remove the scientific monopoly certain world countries are trying to impose on the world.

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