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Nanotech ambitions strong in Iran

From Ettela'at, the only daily newspaper in Persian (pdf link): [President Khatami] "said that the Islamic Republic, as an undeniable power, attaches importance to modern scientific activities including biotechnology, nanotechnology." From the Islamic Republic News Agency: The "Fifth Seminar on Nanotechnology was held in Khajeh Nasir University late on Sunday…According to [Secretary of the seminar, Hossein] Jalali, Iran is expected to place among top 15 countries of the world in nanotechnology in 2020. He further referred to the budgets of developed countries such as Japan and the US for nanotechnology and called it 'incomparable with Iranian's'."

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