(IRNA) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Thursday that development and progress of the Iranian nation would mean an end to the bullying powers' tyranny, aggression and injustice worldwide, reports Trend.
"That's the only reason the bullying powers are opposing Islamic Iran's progress and development in different scientific fields; they are much displeased over the issue," said Ahmadinejad in an address to a huge crowd in this western Iranian city on his 23rd provincial visit per an initiative to bring his government closer to the public.
"Enemies of humanity are opposing Iran's progress and development; the US and a few major powers like to monopolize all sciences, technologies and global reserves as well as all opportunities so as to dominate and colonize other nations," declared the president.
He went on to say that in the post-Islamic Revolution era (before 1979) too enemies of Iran were against sovereignty of the Iranian nation.
"They even oppose Iranian nation's being Muslim and pure; they imposed an eight-year war to prevent our progress but failed at last." Referring to recent claims of the US President George W. Bush that Iranian nation should be prevented to get progress in nuclear field and that Washington should try to isolate the country, the president said, "They are mistaken; even today too they are detached from the world and are the most hated government in the world's public opinion."
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad urged fair distribution of facilities among citizens and said, "Justice means providing the brave youth of Islamabad and Dalahoo with the opportunity for progress and prosperity."
President Ahmadinejad, accompanied by members of his cabinet, arrived in Kermanshah Tuesday for a three-day visit.
He and members of his cabinet held a session in Kermanshah later Thursday to discuss provincial problems before returning to Tehran.