I have been part of this talkback for 7 years and your post is the first in mentioning the people of Iran and their hardship without lumping them with the regime. So thank you for distinguishing the difference. Regarding your suggestion of leaving Iran for a new life in another country there are two problems, firstly, there aren't many countries that would welcome immigrating Iranians these days. In the two and a half years after the rigged elections, there are thousands of tortured and raped victims who fled that are awaiting their asylum status and many are being rejected by various countries such as the UK, Sweden, etc. And they are being deported with the full knowledge of the danger (death) of such deportation. Secondly, there is a quite sizable chunk of population that does not wish to leave Iran for they believe they can bring change. And quite frankly, thank God for them and all their daily struggles against a vicious regime that stops at nothing to break them down. But they are the Children of Zarathustra who will bring the light into the complete darkness that's become of Iran.
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark (Reuters)
from the article: Russia warns West against 'unacceptable' sanctions on Iran