Tehran, Sept 1, IRNA-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the country's managers should strengthen self-reliance and endeavor to make the future on glory of the past.
Speaking to members of Islamic Engineering Society, he said, "Our problems in the economic and political fields emanated from absence of self-reliance on part of the managers."
"To strengthen the managers' self-reliance in the society, it is compulsory to consider current capabilities and our identity in the past," he said.
Iranians are the founder of many engineering branches and it should be considered as national pride, he said.
Construction of tunnels and civil engineering dated back to 3000 years ago in Iran, he said regretting that attempts have been made to inspire that others are the proponents of all branches of science and progress.
"Gap in our literature and arts was created which delayed our self-reliance and this should be removed through understanding and identification of our real capabilities," he underlined.
"The issue of our civilian nuclear capabilities have made others worry about and they have attempted to undermine and humiliate us and are afraid of our progress and our decision to foster self-reliance and self-confidence," he said.
Turning to the four major principles of his government including justice, affection, rendering services and development, he said all these are among the sayings of Late Imam Khomeini, guidelines of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic teachings and culture.
"We should take advantage of all the above-mentioned privileges to promote development in agriculture, urban development and in other fields," pointed out the president.
He expressed hope that through reliance upon capabilities of all devotee persons in the country the grounds for more development would be prepared and the existing barriers would be removed as soon as possible.
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