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Ayatollah Khamenei: Freedom of expression necessary for promotion of thought

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that freedom of expression is a necessity for promotion of thought and creation of new theories.

In response to an inquiry from theologians about freedom of expression in the theological centers, the Supreme Leader said that he always supports freedom of expression while observing logic and ethical values.

"If freedom, ethics and logic go in parallel, we will initiate the process of promoting thought, creativity and scientific progress," the Leader said.

The Supreme Leader said in his letter to the theologians that he would support freedom in the academic and theological centers and would welcome putting forward new theories both at the theological centers and universities.

The Leader said that he is optimistic that Iranian theological and academic centers are strong enough to make a breakthrough in the field of scientific theories and software.

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