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When I was in Iran

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Submitted by William A. Wheatley (United States), Jan 5, 2015 at 18:58

I spent two years in Iran in '77, '78, and '79. So far as I could tell, the Persian Iranians were very proud of being Aryan, pointing out to me that "Iran" is the Persian word for "Aryan." Most that I knew regarded Arabs and Jews as inferior to Aryans. Intermarriage between Persians and Arabs or Jews was unheard of. Jews were treated fairly well, but Arabs were not. I suspect that since the Iranian Revolution, many non-Persians have left Iran for more hospitable countries.

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