Iran has been antagonized by the western Media particularly the US media, most Americans do not even realize that Iran is not an arab country and is more secular than Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Nonetheless, arabs too have great rich culture and are loving people. Iran is a Persian nation with a distinctive culture and language. Annual Purchasing Power Parity makes Iran the 17th largest economy which is continuing to diversify. Iran the first country to develop an engine that runs on natural gas is now the 16th largest automaker in the world. Contrary to statements made by govt officials, Iran is not an anti semitic country and currently is home to over 20 thousand Jews. The Islamic Republic may not be the true representation of the Iranian people but under the new theocracy, Jews actually received better treatment than before and Iranian Jews are free to visit Israel to see family members. I wish one day the US will ally with Iran like they did during the 2001 Herat Uprising and join forces in fighting terrorist groups like the Taliban, an old threat to Iran and the region.