TEHRAN: Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei lauded Iran’s scientific and industrial progress despite the western sanctions, and said that the world powers further realize the ineffectiveness of their unilateral embargos against Iran as the country displays its domestic power for supplying its needs.
“The more we make progress in every field, the more the other side will understand the futility of its sanctions,” Ayatollah Khamenei said during a visit to MAPNA Industrial Complex in Fardis city in Alborz province on Wednesday.
The Supreme Leader reminded that when, for instance, Iran needed 20-percent enriched uranium to fuel Tehran University Research Reactor to produce radoisotopes for patients and it was ready to purchase it, the world’s bullying powers headed by the US created problems through different tricks and refrained from supplying the fuel.
And when Iran came to decide to produce the 20-percent enriched uranium, the West did not believe that the young Iranian scientists could achieve this technology only through their talent, initiatives, and good management, he added. They did not even believe that Iran could produce fuel rods and plates, but Iran succeeded to do so, he added. “And now all the world powers state that they are ready to sell it (enriched uranium) to Iran” in order to get Tehran to stop its nuclear fuel production.
The Supreme Leader underlined that the “world is in trouble because of the games and bad-temperedness of the world powers”, and said that “the irrational behaviors of the world bullying powers against the Islamic Republic of Iran depend on Iran’s weakness or strength”.
“Whenever we stand up on our own feet and we become strong, they are forced to behave politely and rationally,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, and concluded, “Paying heed to this very reality is the key to all the problems of the country.”
The Iran Power Plant Projects Management Company (MAPNA) was founded in 1993 with the aim of developing indigenous knowledge production capacity for petroleum facilities, power plants and other industrial facilities, and as a contract management company. Historically large scale industrial installation in Iran had been supplied by foreign companies on a turn-key basis; the MAPNA was created in February 1993 by Tavanir, Iranian Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) and the Saba Investment Company to manage power plant, petroleum plant and railway projects.
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