In Iran they have a closed circle of power, the Supreme leader is selected by the Guardian Council along with Parliament but the Supreme Leader is appointed by the Assemble of Experts which must be approved by the Guardian Council and the Parliament must be approved by the Guardian Council. They are a theocratic dictatorship.
Your anecdotal evidence means absolutely jack and ****, facts are facts and they are undeniable, Iran is a theocratic dictatorship,Have you ever traveled throughout the Islamic world or had extended stays in completely different cultures. I spent 10 - 11 months hitch-hiking, walking etc in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey etc without a single hostile encounter even though I looked American.
Oh ****ing spare me they have a literal government recognized death to America day the rallies are government sponsored.
The "Death to America" stuff is all meaningless hyperbole as explained by the following author:
Bwahahahahaahahaaha!!!! Unless you're openly gay, or promote a religion other than fundamentalist Shia Islam or attempt to petition your government for a redress of grievances by peacefully assembling, all of which are regularly punished by death in that theocratic hellhole.“Iran is the most charming country on Earth”
Yes because I find a nation in which women not wearing veils or Hijab are beaten in the streets by religious police as completely normal.John Simpson: Iran is the most charming country on Earth - Telegraph
Excerpt “In Tehran, you will encounter a genuine delight to see you: a distinctly old-fashioned affection for westerners, who have vanished from everyday life.
A few discerning people are coming back quite starry-eyed from their visits there.
What always strikes me in Iran is the normality of it.
Asserting that a country that executes gays for being gay, does not have freedom of religion or freedom of speech, which calls for the eradication of other nation states, and which officially denies the holocaust and hosts holocaust denial conferences and invites overt neo-Nazi's and members of the KKK is "normal" is either laughable or disgusting, I can't decide which.