Misconceptions of Iran

Foreign Policy

In the past couple of years I have hoped for greater diplomatic dialogue between the US and Iran. These hopes were not out of disgust in the Bush administration, but the common interests that the majority of Americans have with the majority of Iranians.

Unfortunately, so many people in the US have an astonishingly small understanding of the people of Iran. I don’t really want to get into the many misconceptions. It is important for people to take a small amount of time in doing research to gain a better understanding of the world.

I want to know what other people think. If you have thoughts about Iran, thoughts about what you think Iran is, provide some feedback here.

3 Comments

  1. Andrew  •  Jun 22, 2009 @9:27 pm


    I would say that a lot 20-30 somethings have misconceived most of the Middle Eastern countries to be full of aggressive and hurtful people. It’s not true. However, looking back at the majority of US war media coverage over the past 3 decades, I can see where we were taught this.
  2. Adam.BTA  •  Jun 22, 2009 @9:42 pm


    If you are a Muslim that does not mean you want to blow yourself up… Also, if Iranians are in a large group of people this does not mean they want a “jihad”
  3. Sacashi  •  Oct 14, 2015 @9:15 pm


    I would say that a lot 20-30 somethings have mionvcceised most of the Middle Eastern countries to be full of aggressive and hurtful people. It’s not true. However, looking back at the majority of US war media coverage over the past 3 decades, I can see where we were taught this.

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