TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) – Urging the Iranian nation to rely on its own talents and capabilities, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution warned of the colonial powers' soft warfare. Speaking in a meeting with a group of young elites and top scientific talents on Wednesday morning, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned that colonial powers through soft warfare are after distracting the Iranian nation from its talents.
When a nation was unaware of its capabilities, it could be looted easily, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution added. He further urged the Iranian people to rely on their own talents and capabilities. The speech of Ayatollah Khamenei is as follow:
"An important part of the colonizers’ soft warfare is causing nations to ignore their talents. They keep repeating to a nation that it cannot do anything until that nation itself denies its talents.
When a nation becomes negligent of its capabilities, it becomes easy to plunder that nation.
There were great civilizations in Africa that were completely destroyed due to the neglect of their capabilities and due to the soft war the colonizers waged against them. In his memoirs, Nehru points to this fact and how the British destroyed the industry of self-reliant India. The momentum of our scientific growth should be such that in 50 years’ time, Iran will become a global source of science and other nations will feel the need to learn Persian to access new sciences. This was once the case; our scientists topped in science and this can happen again. The country’s scientific community should aim at solving the nation’s issues. The ruling body should get help from the universities to solve the nation’s issues. Artificial Intelligence will play a role in managing the future of the world. This should be seriously taken into consideration. We should at least be among the top 10 countries of the world in this field.