You are mistaken on 2 points 1, that Iran is peaceful and 2 that Iran is a democracy.<quoted text>
"Delving into their cultures" isn't necessary. I speak 5 languages. I travel, I meet people, I discuss current events, their culture, my culture, their opinions, my opinions, your opinions, their religion, my religion ....... and history wherever I go.
Are you nuts? Now I'm relatively certain that you referred to "after Operation TP Ajax" in an earlier post. Is that not true? So, did you suffer a concussion since then?
I have been to Iran. I was there during the Islamic Revolution in late 1979, one week before the American Embassy was over-run.