Impressions from Iran, part 1

Imam Reza Shrine in Meshhad

Meshhad, IRAN — The look on people’s faces when I mention that I had just returned from visiting Iran is priceless. Even if the trip had been a terrible failure, it still would have been worth it just to see these expressions of confusion, disbelief and sometimes disdain at the mere mention of a visit to Iran. The trip was not a terrible failure; quite the opposite in fact. It was a reminder that looking at the U.S. from the outside, and in this case from a country that has all but been declared an enemy of the U.S., one has the advantage of a very different perspective; and America, led as it is by Donald Trump, seems petulant and dangerous and possessing far too much power.

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In Face of US Threats, Iranians I Met Remain Calm and Confident in Their Strength


  1. That was a very useful trip Miko, and a great search for the truth.Your experience with the Iranian people and their culture is similar to what I have seen in 2003. I was there as speaker in a conference in support of the Palestinian people. I delivered a summary of a paper headed “Israel: The Doomed Zionist Project”. Upon my return to Australia and to this very day, my Internet connection and phones are under surveillance and occasional disruption, my car is frequently searched when left unattended, my mobile phone was stolen from my locked car with no other valuables taken, and I had a couple of visits from the Australian Federal Police asking friendly questions. I wonder if you encountered similar experiences in the US.

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