The enemies of Iran are fearing the country's scientific progress, a senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official said, and added that western efforts to hinder Iran's progress will remain futile, FNA reported.
The West is not concerned over proliferation of nuclear bombs but it concerned over Iran's scientific development and progress which is beyond their expatiations, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Behrouz Kamalvand said.
The remarks by the Iranian diplomat came after Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that foreign pressure will not change Iran's calculations and the West is facing serious crises.
The leader stated in July that the Iranian nation will not give in to western pressures, and noted that the US-engineered sanctions will only make Iranian officials more determined to defend the nation's rights.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed the West's demand as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians' national resolve to continue the path.