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News number: 8712230806

16:24 | 2009-03-13

Politics

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President: Iran in Space Due to Superpowers Bad Temper

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday that Iran's presence in the space and its progress in nuclear field are all because of the superpowers' bad temper.



"Had you not been bad-tempered and not blocked the way, the Iranian nation would not have been present in the space and not nuclearized," President Ahmadinejad was quoted by the Islamic republic news agency as saying in an address to a ceremony, held for inauguration of South Pars gas field's phases IX and X in Assalouyeh in southern Boushehr Province.

Calling inauguration of phases 9 and 10 of South Pars gas field "the national feast of self-confidence, innovation and flourish," the president said inauguration of the SP phases nine and 10 marks a rejoicing feast for the great Iranian nation.

"The happiness will double if you consider the fact that the huge task was done under conditions when certain people around the world refused to act on their duty and promises, showing bad-temperedness and misbehavior."

He said the people had promised to finance the project and even signed contract to supply parts and equipment but, as directors of the project say, returned some of the supplies back on ship.

He added that the idea of impeding Iran's progress through sanctions is a "childish thinking and a grave blunder."

"Of course, we believe that Iranian nation can tread the path to progress under God's mercy."