Anti-Iranian sentiment

Anti-Iranian sentiment, also known as Anti-Persian sentiment, Persophobia, or Iranophobia,[1] is feelings and expression of hostility, hatred, discrimination, or prejudice towards Iran (historically known as Persia in the Western world) and its culture and towards persons based on their association with Iran and Iranian culture. Its opposite is Persophilia.

Historically, prejudice against the Iranian people (and ethnic Persians in particular) was prominent in the Arab world, particularly on the part of some Arabs following the Arab invasion of Iran and the collapse of the Sasanian Empire in the 7th century.

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