Many of our industries (say pharmaceuticals, for example) depend on raw materials imported from other countries. A nation alone cannot produce all raw materials on her own, no matter how prosperous and well-endowed she is. Sanctions have affected the importing of raw materials greatly. Moreover, a successful industry should also lead to economic profit. Because we can't export our industrial products to other countries, our industries have not grown to their full capacity and they do not have a high share in our GDP. Energy and oil derivatives (oil, gas, petrochemicals and electricity) still account for a great percentage of our exports.It depends on what you mean by industrialised....
Iran produces almost every thing. From food to medicine to cars, chemicals, machinery, household goods, building matterial, weapons and electronics, and much more.
The fact that Iran has a huge industrial back bone make Iran highly industrialised country.
The fact that a lot of the factories do not performe well is a different issue, mainly relating to poor management and government policies.
Alo on whether we should follow Ahmadinejads policies or Rohanis...... my solution is to put both of them against a wall and shoot them on the charge of being a pair of JAKESH.
Poor management is a valid excuse for some of our industries that are controlled by semi-private or public sectors. We all know that nepotism and monopoly of companies linked to the clergy and the IRGC exist in Iran. But there are other factors like
1. Lack of proper competition due to high tariffs on imports, and the fact that major companies do not invest in Iran because of sanctions,
2. Lack of proper incentives to support production and improper tax laws that are applied selectively,
3. Lack of access to free markets for purchasing raw materials,
4. Lack of access to international banks to export industrialized products
If Iran wants to become an industrialized country, it must overcome those problems.
When I said Ahmadinejad's policies, I was not idolizing Ahmadinejad himself. I have to emphasize that I agree with his foreign policies only, I have no love for the guy himself.