March 29, 2010
Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran’s current “valuable” industrial advancements are only the beginning, urging officials to aim for a major leap.
“In spite of valuable progress in the industrial field, [plans should be implemented] for a major leap toward improving the quality of domestic products relying on intensified work, effort and tireless pursuit,” Ayatollah Khamenei said after visiting the production line for a national diesel engine.
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The Leader said Iran has managed to shed a “dangerous illusion” that industrial development alongside an intellectual life was impossible while adhering to spiritual, religious and moral values.
“We [have shown that we] can live logically and rationally while developing, in adherence to moral values and religious practices,” he said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said officials should take steps for the country to advance in all fields based on “Iranian thinking and initiatives,” adding that the Muslim world would welcome such developments.