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World Cup: Iran - United States, the match of the best enemies

2022-11-28T19:51:44.634Z

INVESTIGATION – The Iranians challenge the Americans, this Tuesday, during the Football World Cup. A meeting with strong geopolitical intensity, reminiscent of that of 1998, in France. While Iranian society is largely pro-Western, the regime survives by exalting sentiment...



Iran - United States: hatred?

“Not at all

,” replies Ali, an Iranian businessman who has just left his country.

The Iranian people admire the Americans.

At home, there is a fascination for the United States

, he confides on the phone, on the eve of the match between the two countries, this Tuesday in Doha.

We must not forget that, before the 1979 revolution, Iran was the 52nd American state, American films were released in Tehran almost at the same time as in Washington.

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Officially, the United States is the "Great Satan" in the eyes of the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which overthrew the Shah in 1979. Since then, the two countries have no longer had diplomatic relations.

The American embassy hostage-taking - 444 days of detention between November 1979 and January 1981 for 52 American diplomats - is still felt as a trauma in the United States.

And yet, like a Persian painting full of nuances, a kind of love-hate characterizes the relationship between a country…

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Source: lefigaro

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