Hegemonic powers punish Iran for scientific research: VP

February 6, 2008 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- First Vice President Parviz Davudi said here on Tuesday that the hegemonic powers are concerned about Iran’s scientific developments and “impose sanctions on us for conducting research and being creative.”

However, when a nation is “waken up it will not go backward” and will continue with its development acceleration, Davudi added in an address to the opening ceremony of the 21st Khwarizmi International Award.
Throughout the history, colonialists have always tried to hold back the country from advancing, he stated.
Now Iran is making remarkable scientific breakthroughs, he added.
Over the past two years the administration’s ratification of bills regarding the establishment of educational and research centers has increased by 90 percent, the vice president noted.
The Khwarizmi International Award is given annually by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) to individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research, innovation, and invention in fields related to science and technology