"because otherwise no one seems to remember and respect them in this day and age as carrying the distinctive DNA of the great Persian Empire." This is blatant racism! Shame on you because your generalization against the Iranian/Persian people makes you sound like the infamous Germans putting down other races in favor of the Arian Nation!
Germany's Merkel meets with Turkish officials on reducing influx of migrants to Europe (AP)
from the article: IAEA seeks special Iran mission to address mounting nuclear concerns