Tourists see a different Iran reality than a Argoa image

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Ben Affleck's popcorn thriller Argo may have nabbed the Oscar for best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck's hostage thriller Argo may have nabbed the Oscar for best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, but its depiction of Iran as a seething hotbed of anti-American fervor is a stark contrast to the curiosity and warm ... (more) Full Story
Denis

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#1 Feb 25, 2013
The reality of Iran is still abysmal. I have lived there, speak the language fluently, love the people, and hate the current oppressive regime. The regime still persecutes religious minorities such as Baha'is, Sufi Muslims, Christians, and Jews, it still represses women, gay men and women, pro-democracy activists and anyone else to whom it takes a dislike. They still hang more people than any other country, their trials are a farce, their hatred of Israel is horrifying and their threats even more so. Given freedom from the monsters who rule them, the Iranian people could show their true colours as a cultured and lively nation.
w wmanuk

Didcot, UK

#2 Feb 25, 2013
Denis wrote:
The reality of Iran is still abysmal. I have lived there, speak the language fluently, love the people, and hate the current oppressive regime. The regime still persecutes religious minorities such as Baha'is, Sufi Muslims, Christians, and Jews, it still represses women, gay men and women, pro-democracy activists and anyone else to whom it takes a dislike. They still hang more people than any other country, their trials are a farce, their hatred of Israel is horrifying and their threats even more so. Given freedom from the monsters who rule them, the Iranian people could show their true colours as a cultured and lively nation.
At last a man who speaks the truth.

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#4 Feb 26, 2013
Classmates and friends from Tehran as students in the US during the crisis through the eighties saw their country wind into a place, that they will not return to with their children.

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