Iran is a country (and one of the world's oldest extant civilizations) in the Middle East, occupying part of the strategically-important Persian Gulf where much of the world's petroleum transits.
The American people have the greatest respect and admiration for the Iranian people. Your Kings from Cyrus and Darius are known among those famous monarchs who have advanced the cause of humanity. Your scientists have contributed to the foundations on which we have built our industrial society. Your philosophers and poets have enriched the culture of the West. – Toast given by Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Shah"at a luncheon in his honor".
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