I was in Iran last year and it saddens me that the elections were perceived to be fraudulent. Truth to tell, the Iranians I met were really nice. I think though that they are somewhat repressed by a strict and conservative government that doesn't accept any opposition or violation in what it perceives as Islamic precepts. The status quo is complex but Iran is a big factor in the Middle East. I hope that the young people studying in the Universities may be able to effect some sort of change.