By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
The recent successful testing of a sophisticated satellite launcher by Iran during the ongoing Ten-Day Dawn celebrations marking the 42nd anniversary of the triumph of the Islamic Revolution was indeed a significant achievement that has again surprised the big powers, especially archenemy US, whose sanctions have failed to undermine the steady march of the Iranian nations towards the pinnacle of progress.
Named "Zuljanah” – literally the "two-winged”– in honour of the famous horse of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) which he had given to his younger grandson Imam Husain (AS), the Immortal Martyr of Karbala, the satellite carrier uses solid fuel technology and is the most powerful engine so far comparable to any such thing produced by the big powers.
According experts, it uses solid fuel in its first two stages of launch and liquid fuel in the third. It can carry a satellite weighing up to 220kg for 500km, and speaks of the power and determination of Islamic Iran to master the latest in science and technology.
This was not a solitary step in this field by Iran which over the past four decades, in spite of the hurdles placed in its way by the US has continued to explore new vistas of scientific achievements that were unthinkable before the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
For a country, whose experts have found the effective antidote to the Coronavirus pandemic and are on the threshold of mass manufacture of this vaccine, no field of modern science is beyond their grasp.
True to the vision of that Great Gnostic and Jurisprudent, the Father of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini (RA), who as part of his emphasis on adherence of the nation to the genuine teachings of Islam, stressed development of science and knowledge, Iranian Muslims have proven their calibre to the whole word, thanks to their political, cultural, economic and intellectual independence.
Today, the concept of national self-esteem and return to the self has transformed Iran into a solid industrial base.
In medicine, in nuclear energy, in nano technology, in the defence fields, in the production of missiles, in aerospace, in cyberspace, and in the various spheres of of heavy industries, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made giant strides to the amazement of the world.
This has unnerved the West and its cowardly clients, especially the illegal Zionist entity, which despite the nuclear armaments it has produced, it is worried that the grand display of people’s power by Iran has inspired the Palestinians, the Lebanese, the Syrians, the Iraqis, the Yemenis, and other oppressed people to solidify the ranks of the Axis of Resistance.
In other words, this awakening in the region which the Zionists and the Americans have failed to dampen despite the supply of state-of-the-art military hardware to their clients, will soon liberate Palestine by wiping out Israel from the map of West Asia – not necessarily through war.
As noted by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, if the UN really believes in democracy and the birthrights of nations, it should organize a referendum to resolve once and for all the chronic question of the illegal occupation of Palestine by the Zionists of Europe since 1948.
In the meantime, Iran which has ruled out the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, is proud to proclaim that its peaceful scientific growth is greater than that of many advanced countries, and it will certainly share these achievements with the legal governments and popular movements for the independence of the whole region from the hegemony of the US.