Persia went through some real changes back in the 2000s.  For one, they got rid of the name Iran.  Iranian fanatics did enough crazy stuff during the Islamic Jihad that the Persian Revolution wanted nothing to do with that name anymore.  They also made certain said fanatics contracted a permanent case of dead along the way.  And a surprising number of the Revolutionaries are still kicking.  A bit on the old side mind you, but they don’t forget.  Kinda scary that.