Iran Rejects Scientific Apartheid

A02378703.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian Minister of Training and Education, Mahmoud Farshidi stressed that his country does not accept “scientific apartheid” and does not recognize the so-called “banned sciences”.

Speaking in a meeting with the Austrian ambassador to Tehran here on Tuesday, Farshidi further noted the two countries’ 500-year long cooperation and ties, and said, “A review of the said relations shows that Austria has centered its cooperation with Iran on culture and art.”

He further expressed the hope that relations between the two countries would be consolidated further in future and would not be influenced by the transient impacts of negative political developments and issues.

“We expect Austria to help remove the wrong views that some other countries might hold about Iran due to their lack of knowledge,” the minister mentioned.

Pointing to the intellectual maturity and high political understanding of the Iranian students in approaching political and social issues, he reminded that all the Iranian students in various parts of the country underline the country’s entitlement to the nuclear energy.

Also during the meeting, Austrian ambassador to Tehran stressed the need for the boosting of cooperation and expansion of ties as well as exchange of experiences, and further called for enhanced cooperation in teaching German to Iranians and issuing permission for the exchange of Iranian and Austrian students.

The Iranian training and education minister, for his part, promised to study the issue and reflect the result to the diplomat in the near future.

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