The academy award winning movie “Argo,” which tells the story of six U.S. Embassy staffers who secretly resorted to the Canadian Embassy in Tehran after protesters and Basij militiamen occupied their embassy following the fall of Iran’s Shah, has awakened many reactions.
The movie tells a short chapter of a long tense relationship between the two countries. The relation is currently tenser than ever. Who thought the strained relationship will last for 33 years? It is a long time of dispute, severance and indirect wars. In the past three decades, the reality of the revolutionary phase, the map and leaderships have changed, countries have fallen and alliances have shifted.
The old Iran as envisioned by Khomeini remains the same. It used to hate the “Great Satan” as a result of a mixture of history, ideology and politicsAbdul Rahman al-Rashed