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BehrouzBahmani Behrouz Bahmani replied to comment:

The Iranian guy has to be gay (and deliriously happy and good natured and funny) in order to shatter the current stereotype, which is the "Emotionally Miserable Misogynist Moslem" character, with bad wardrobe ideas like buttoned up collared shirts with no tie.

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LadyMacbeth LadyMacbeth posted a comment:

What' there to be miffed about? When you constantly bend over backwards for them, such arrogant behavior is only to be expected.

Unfortunately this doesn't really say much. The Israel lobby's power remains strong in the US and there's not much left of Obama's term ( not that he didn't bend over backward plenty for the zionists).
The most viable weapon against them is still BDS. It's naive to imagine that the US support of this apartheid state will come to an end. Read more

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BehrouzBahmani Behrouz Bahmani replied to comment:

I'll concede and correct you, how about Proud Iranian Gay Man.
Iranian Gay men have always been "Walking down the streets of Tehran..."

I think this presence as a major character in a film, especially a comedy, was a breath of fresh air from the usual dour disposition of depressed doodoo that we usually have to sit through and pretend is good. Read more

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MohammadAla Mohammad Ala محمد علاء replied to comment:

Thanks for this comment Mr. Kadivar. Your list is long and needs to be broken down in terms of what is more important. For me, keeping the country intact has a high priority.

Many Iranians who left Iran survived in other countries because of having or valuing education and being productive. In general, Iranians are multi-talented (e.g., a Tehran University literature professor who was retired from the university after revolution, used his agriculture skills to make a living).

There are few Iranians who have given their time and wealth for the betterment of their community and/or countries where they live (e.g., it is rare to find an Iranian who has volunteered fifty years for a cause).

It takes more than a wish list to bring about a change and what good is an apology? I certainly do not ask for an apology.

Mistakes and sacrifices have been made and fortunately Iran is intact. There are people such as Bernard Lewis who promote to divide Iran.

Iranians owe it to their ancestors to save their country and preserve its heritage so that future generations can benefit from them.
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Shirzadegan Siavash replied to comment:

The above comment is trying to put a carriage before the horse.
No dear.
the horse comes first, then the carriage follow the horse. Very simple.
Criminal Islamic gang who occupied Iran's governement should give up making atomic bomb, then the sanction would be at ease.
However, sanction is not the whole picture, ruling criminal mullahs won't be able to stay in power any longer because they can't get away from crimes they committed against Iranians for 35 years. Read more

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FaramarzFathi Faramarz Fathi replied to comment:

“I don't understand. Why not parts? Isn't that what Iran Air needs the most?”

Again I have to beg to differ here.
What Iran, I am totally aware your comment here was limited and directed to the agreements between the two countries during this arduous nuclear talks, needs most is awakening by all its citizens that regardless of what kind of government is currently running the country it starts with them. Not unless they start fulfilling their personal, professional and civic duties at all times the status quo will endure.
The Iranians are blessed with unmatched brains.
It is the proverbial mirror they look in rather than the reality one that tells them IT STARTS WITH I.
The Iranians have the potentials to have a country that would produce and export aircraft parts to US and likewise the Americans lining up outside the Iranian embassy to obtain visas rather than the other way around.
But as long as they keep finger pointing and evade responsibilities they should only be grateful they are not leashed by these plutocrats, theocrats or Islamic Republic of Hell or whatever it may please one to label them as.

Faramarz Fathi

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CyrusKadivar CyrusKadivar replied to comment:

Several reasons for the antipathy may be the lack of trust among Iranians and a sense of detachment developed after 34 years since the revolution. Many who left were exiled by the decision made by millions of Iranians to replace the monarchy with an Islamic theocracy. Much bloodshed, tears, horrors, and tragedies have plagued Iranians at home but also those abroad. Sweeping generalisations about fellow countrymen made in some of the comments above have elements of truth but is also a sign that unity of cause is so much a hostage to political and social differences that it leaves even the well-intentioned Iranian hurt, confused and indifferent...the sad truth is that any change should come from within Iran and through the efforts of Iranians living there for a better life and for the values they believe in. To expect the Iranian diaspora to rush to their rescue is unrealistic. However, past history has shown that a strong and concerted lobby abroad can make a difference only if there is direct links with groups back home...there are no overnight solutions but the hope to see Iranians define what they expect for themselves and their children...freedom comes with a price. There is also a gulf of misunderstanding, bitter memories and political ideology not to mention religious, ethnic and social gaps that has divided Iranians. Once it was enough to say we were Iranians, proud of our ancient land and heritage. Today we divide ourselves whether we are monarchists or republicans and so many other things. This of course should not make the Diaspora so indifferent to the daily abuses of human rights in Iran today...however I must say that there are many Iranians outside active in the media, academia, cinema, social groups and other groups who have and continue to campaign for these rights...and yes, there are also those wealthy Iranians ready to do business in Iran if the West cuts a deal with the Islamic republic. I salute all the brave people in Iran who are fighting for human dignity and their rights. But we must also remember that those who left Iran in 1979 are owed an apology from those who expelled them and their suffering acknowledged. Many who became successful in the West started from scratch and did so with little help. They have placed their loved ones as their priority and selfish as that sounds the price they have paid is being unable to live and work in their country because of the way it is run. Who wants to raise their children in a land that produces barbaric acts like throwing acid on women not wearing the veil? The key to engaging the outside world is to build sensible, well-thought out bridges to persuade, cajole, appeal and persist not defame, accuse, judge people, insult and then demand they join the cause. Also, what is the end goal after Ms Sotoudeh and the others are freed? What sort of Iran are you seeking to create? Is there room for monarchists, socialists, ethnic groups, minority faiths, etc to live together in a democratic and fully representative and inclusive country? We must think more about these issues and come up with a manifesto that has general appeal instead of shooting in the dark so to speak....I hope this adds to the intellectual thinking required to galvanize Iranians worldwide and inside Iran as to the best way forward. Read more

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