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Submitted by aryans in Iran (United States), Mar 20, 2010 at 16:29

It seems you do not know your history very well. Iran has always been called by that name by the people there. Only in the west was Iran called Persia until the 1940's when the shah, or "king", Reza Pahlavi asked the international community to call his country by its true name. As far the jews are concerned, you also probably don't know that Iran was Israel's only supporter in the middle east prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution that destroyed Iran's economy and reputation in the world stage. The opinions held by Iranian politicians like Ahmadinejad were made as a response to Israel's human rights violations during its establishment. Israel displaced millions o Arabs and killed thousands more in the 1940's-1960's. Their position on Israel then is obviously not simply because they are "Jews". Don't you remember the bible? Who rescued the Jews from Babylon? It was Cyrus, the Persian/Iranian king who is still revered by the people there as the greatest king ever to rule Iran. Maybe you should stop listening to the U.S. media and read a book or two about that region's history.

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