President at the 22nd ceremony of honoring the members of the Iranian top faculty:
Enemies Fearing Iran s Scientific Progress
The Iran's enemies fear the country's scientific progress rather than its political influence, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday.
Addressing a ceremony here in Tehran on Sunday, President Ahmadinejad pointed to the assassination of Iranian scientists in recent years, and said, "The martyrdom of these dear scientists indicates the enemies' maximum fear of Iran's scientific progress."
"They (enemies) are not fearful of our political influence but they rather have problem with the country's scientific growth," he added.
The president further stressed the Iranian scientists' ability to reach the peaks of the scientific progress, and added that Iran now has the highest rate and speed of scientific growth in the world.
"We have the fastest scientific growth in the world and we should feel this pace for the next several years," he reiterated.