Leader underlines necessity of steady scientific progress

January 23, 2019

TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday pushed for efforts to keep up steady scientific progress and to prevent any deceleration in Iran’s scientific advancement.

In an address to a gathering of officials and researchers from the Institute for Cognitive Science Studies (ICSS) held in Tehran, the Leader hailed the good scientific growth in Iran over the past 20 years, Tasnim reported.

“The pace of this scientific movement should not slacken; instead it must be maintained and strengthened for the next twenty to thirty years, until we reach the pinnacle,” he emphasized.

Ayatollah Khamenei also warned that any nation lagging behind the rest of the world in the new sciences and technologies will be doomed to underdevelopment, humiliation and exploitation by foreign powers.

Iranian scientists, researchers, and scientific centers should trust Almighty God and make unwavering efforts to maintain the country’s scientific growth, particularly in the field of modern sciences, he stressed.

The Leader urged the Iranian scientific community to learn from the West’s scientific achievements, underlining that one should not be ashamed of learning from others, but should be ashamed of “remaining an apprentice forever.”

MH/PA

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