Press TV 
July 28, 2010
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Islamic Republic has gained independence, withdrawing itself from the circle of influence of economic powers.
The Iranian chief executive made the remark at the inaugural ceremony of two new projects in Morvarid Petrochemical Complex and Pardis Petrochemical Company in the southern Iranian port city of Assalouyeh in Bushehr province on Wednesday.
“Iran’s efforts to proceed with giant national oil, gas and petroleum projects by [Iranian] experts have cut the dependence bonds with other economic powers and multinational companies,” IRNA quoted President Ahmadinejad as saying.
“Iran’s steps in constructing the remaining phases of Assalouyeh have not only brought achievements for Iran but also for all other countries,” he added.
Following the June 9 UN Security Council resolution sanction against Iran, the US and EU adopted unilateral measures against the Islamic Republic which includes a ban on investment in Iran’s oil and gas industry as well as the sales of energy related equipment.
In response to the unilateral sanctions, the Islamic Republic has reiterated that such measures will only make Iran more independent.
“Sanctions will bear no fruit but promotion of self-sufficiency for the Iranian nation on one hand and deprivation of Europe and the West, on the other hand, from a unique opportunity to cooperate with a regional power which enjoys high political, economic and cultural potentials,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday.
In a similar stance, President Ahmadinejad also warned that if the foreign companies do not abandon the imposed, unilateral and cruel conditions [in dealing with Iran], they will soon lose markets in other countries as well as Iran.
He further slammed the sanctions by saying “we do not welcome sanctions but we declare that the Iranian nation has mounted its efforts to reach the highest peaks of achievement.”
The chief executive underscored that this is the reality which has been ignored by Iran’s enemies due to the domination of Zionist regime [over their administrations].
Pointing to the bullying powers, the head of the state emphasized that under the present global circumstances colonial powers are doomed.
“The colonial powers have no solid status and their foundations are shaky,” he said, adding that in such situations they [US and the West] can not threat any nation including the proud, determined and civilized Iranian nation.
President Ahmadinejad further slammed US and Western powers for looting world nations, saying they will soon have to face the dire consequences of their actions when justice is established across the world.