have had many Iranian friends for many years who are trustworthy and dear friends. in fact, best friends skunk ever had.
only Ashkenazim skunk ever knew basically walked away with whatever was in my wallet at the time (by a little yiddish sleight-of-hand) which, fortunately, was not much skunk money back then. [ref: Polanski's movie 'The Fearless Vampire Killers' to get the idea]
today there's a lot more to lose, and at least in a 'foreign aid' sense the ashkenazim and their Diaspora have walked away with much more, pretty much the whole of the former united state.