President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the era of tyranny, capitalism, and humanism is over. He made the remarks on Friday at the inauguration ceremony for a new production unit of the Khorasan Steel Complex, which is located in the Mashhad area in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi.
The president said that capitalism and humanism have been premised upon individual desires and wishes, adding that those ideologies are now falling by the wayside.
Humanism has paved the way for dictatorial powers to emerge and has set the scene for colonialism and imperialism, which in turn have sparked off numerous wars and conflicts in modern history, the president stated.
"Over the past 100 years, more than 100 million people have been killed by those who have chanted slogans in favor of humanism," Ahmadinejad stated.
The imperialist powers of the global arrogance and those who have hypocritically chanted slogans about human rights and democracy have actually committed many crimes against humanity, he observed.
Iranian culture, which is based on monotheism and justice, is the best possible replacement for the collapsing school of humanism, he noted.
He went on to say that the national economy must be rebuilt, and in a country as vast as Iran with so many natural resources, there should be no poverty.
The president also called for more investment in the industrial, agricultural, and science and technological sectors.
But political reform is a prerequisite for economic progress, he noted.
Commenting on the nuclear issue, he stated that Iran's nuclear program has been presented to world in such a manner that it has won the support of most of the international community.
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