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Last year, Canadian New Scientist magazine, had reported that the scientific growth in Islamic Iran has grown eleven times faster than any other country in the world.

Islamic Iran is holding its first ‘Scientific Achievements’ exhibition in Damascus, outside Iran – to prove that Hilary Clinton and other Zionist-puppets are lying that their sanctions are slowing-down Iran’s progress in technological field.

The expo, will open on February 5, 2011 – marking the 10-day celebrations of the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution (1979). According to the Executive Director of the exhibition, Ali Asghar Ghafoori-Fard, the expo will put on display an array of made-in-Iran innovations from more than 147 companies in various fields including ICT, energy, nanotechnology, biotechnology, aerospace, microelectronics and medicine.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Iran’s scientific achievements are the result of the freedom of thought in the country and emphasized the need for political vibrancy at universities.

“If universities are completely depoliticized, they will be devoid of vitality and vibrancy,” but on the other hand, universities should not be allowed to become places that political groups can take advantage of, he said here on Tuesday in a meeting with University of Tehran professors and administrators.

According to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Iran increased its academic publishing output nearly tenfold from 1996 to 2004, and has been ranked first globally in terms of output growth rate. Iran, China, India and Brazil are the only developing countries among 31 nations with 97.5% of the world’s total scientific productivity. A 2010 report by Canadian research firm Science-Metrix has put Iran in the top rank globally in terms of growth in scientific productivity with a 14.4 growth index followed by South Korea with a 9.8 growth index. The report further notes that Iran’s scientific capability build-up has been the fastest in the past two decades.

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