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I'm an Iranian. I hope to answer your question about Iran and Iranian; since I heard that in most of other countries peple don't have a nice opinion about our country and culture.Feel free to share your opinions:-)I just have English learning reason out of this topic; so please help me to correct my mistakes.
Since the Islamic revolution in 1979, Iran has been too dangerous a place for Americans to visit. I like listening to obscene rap music, drinking a healthy amount of beer and playing cards at casinos. I believe these activities which I enjoy are illegal in Iran. The culture of Iran is so different from the culture of America; I believe that I would die from culture shock, if I were to visit Iran. .... :(
I hope there is a way to peace between Iran and Israel.
Aslo, I have B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and this fall, Iwill come to US for pursuing my Phd studies. So, I think it's clear why this topic should be important for me.
I don't have a negative opinion about Iranians and the culture. News coverage here in the UK can be negative but it's just about the government. I think there are small minded people who think that because their government isn't getting on well with another country they should hate those people, but those people are not worth knowing.
I'd quite like to visit Iran one day. I won't anytime soon as I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be travelling there as a woman. I watched a documentary where women were stopped in the street and told off by government officials for wearing make up or for not covering up enough.
I'm interested in what most people think of the government. Does it feel like quite an authoritarian place to live?
Hi Steve, I should say that there are many rappers in Iran, and also you can by beer if you want even if they are illigal.;) But notice these are laws of governoment,and not Iranian people; many of Iranian have opposing ideas about the governoment.
Hi Mimi,I hope most of people think like you. It is really true that a large percentage of people in Iran are not agree with their government.Unfortunately, I should say that you read right! There are awful laws for women for their wearing. For example, if you travel to Iran you should cover your hair!
To answer you, I should say that Iran is a really high cultural country, you'll find people very friendly and polite, and most of them have high educations. But the problem is with laws and governors, which are make it a little hard to leave in Iran. If the government changes in future, absolutely, I will stay in Iran for my whole life.
Thanks Laurent, I hope this relationship between Iranians and European continues forever.It is really the fault of politicians. I loved your sentence a lot: I wish the media would let the politicians work in silence and not pollute Societies.I hope that people around the world check our history, and especially the history and relations of Iran with their country. For example, Iranians need no visa to go to US.
Every thing changes after revolution of Iran for an Islamic country which is not accepted from many Iranians!
Hello Ehsan. I am very fond of Iranians as I have spent a lot of time practing Persian language with them and getting to know them. The Iranians I have met are always courteous and patient and I enjoy meeting them. I have also read many history books on Iran about the Hakaamenshi and Safavid kingdoms...they are incredible. I also think that Iranians and Americans are a lot alike in many ways and I wish the media would show the rich culture in Iran to educate people. Ultimately the problem with our two countries is our governments, not our peoples.
The only Iranians I have personally met are mostly members of minority religions, and were terribly discriminated against, and in some cases persecuted, in their native land. I would wish that Iranian law did not accord members of minority religions lesser civil rights.
I did experience it that I met some Iranian at a handiwork stall in an exhibition and both of them made me feel you Iranian are very warm.The deep impression they gave me at that place is the fantastic handiwork.All of them are really at a high price and I think it deserve to be fancy cause it cost almost years to work out these sort of artworks,for instance,a fabulous picture in a woolen carpet,and so on.
Hello portlandpolyglot, It's my pleasure that you have such an idea about Iranian and our history. Hakhamaneshi and Safavieh were the bigest kingdoms of Iran in past. I live in Isfahan, the capital city in Safavieh period; if one day you decide to come to Iran, I hope you trip to Isfahan, since you can find lots of historical buildings and bridges that have built in Safavieh which their especial architecture can engrossing you. If you are interested I can also share some images fro you from these building on Skype.