Speaking at a conference on local production and economy on Saturday evening, President Rouhani underlined that Iran does not use its power to intimidate others, but employs it as a means of friendship with the world and neighbors.
Nevertheless, he added, anyone daring to take aggressive and invasive measures will face Iran’s decisive, integrated, and forceful reaction.
"Iran’s power and culture is (used) for peaceful coexistence with the neighboring and world countries,” the president noted.
Elsewhere in his speech, Rouhani called for extensive plans to support the country’s knowledge-based companies, highlighting the great benefits of such firms in creation of new jobs.
He said the industries based upon knowledge and information technology (IT) would provide plenty of job opportunities for the country’s labor force.
He also highlighted his administration’s support for the knowledge-based companies over the past three years and a half, saying 3,000 firms have received government funding which has resulted in creation of 100,000 jobs.
Iran has ramped up efforts in recent years to support local knowledge-based companies by creating incentives for them, such as low-interest loans.
The attention to technological industries follows Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s emphasis on the role of science as a means of power and development.
The Leader has always called for maintaining the pace of scientific growth in Iran despite enemies' efforts to undermine it.