DM Inaugurates Several Scientific Projects
TEHRAN (Tasnim)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi in a ceremony today inaugurated several scientific projects.
The scientific projects have been done by the Defense Ministry's Energy Resources Development Organization.
The ceremony came a week ahead of the National Day of Defense Industry on August 30.
The ceremony was also attended by managing director of the Energy Resources Development Organization, the managing director of the Naval Industries Organization, and a number of senior defense officials.
The development came a few days after Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei praised Iran's eye-catching progress in scientific fields, saying that the growth was much greater than the world's average.
Addressing a group of academic figures here in Tehran last Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei 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.”
The Leader also denounced some western states for their attempts to hinder Iran’s scientific progress by imposing illegal sanctions against the country.
“Contrary to its claims, the hostile and obstinate front formed against the Islamic establishment and the Iranian nation, is made up of only a few western domineering countries, and spares no efforts to impede Iran’s scientific progress,” Ayatollah Khamenei underlined.