You're really a funny guy, commenting on Iran as a a modern state . Yes, I think it is very modern with in the standards of 7th century. It is rather a combination of 7th century theocratic state & social / cultural structure with the atomic technology of 20th-21 th century exported to them by some stupid countries like Russia & China & N.Korea ...Perhaps it is just a ''FREAK '' state, that needs to be destroyed as soon as possible.
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