"Since the day that the Iranian nation's youth and experts believed themselves, we have witnessed that most equipped and most advanced plants are built based on Iranian designing, knowledge and engineering in a short period of time," Ahmadinejad said, addressing the inauguration ceremony of industrial and developmentl projects in Hormozgan province, Southern Iran, on Sunday.
Referring to the sanctions imposed by the western powers against Iran, he said, "The existing problems don't affect us and are no significant issue on the main, historical and general path of the Iranian nation."
"The important thing is that we are today on the path of all-out progress and growth and we are moving fast to reach the stand and position that the Iranian nation deserves," Ahmadinejad added.
The remarks by the Iranian president came after Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that foreign pressures will not change Iran's calculations and the West is facing serious crises.
The leader stated in July that the Iranian nation will not give in to western pressures, and noted that the US-engineered sanctions will only make Iranian officials more determined to defend the nation's rights.
Iran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions and the western embargos for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed the West's demand as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians' national resolve to continue the path.
Yet, Political observers believe that the United States has remained at loggerheads with Iran mainly over the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran's nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for the other third-world countries. Washington has laid much pressure on Iran to make it give up the most sensitive and advanced part of the technology, which is uranium enrichment, a process used for producing nuclear fuel for power plants.