Iranian women stand outside the former US embassy in Tehran during a 2013 demonstration. Despite still being regarded as the Great Satan by the Iranian government, the US is the dream destination for hundreds of thousands of Iranian would-be emigrants each year. Photo: AFP

If the US is the ‘Great Satan’, why do so many Iranians enter the green-card lottery?

Almost a million Iranians were in the running for the US visa lottery last year

TOP PICKS

Iranian women stand outside the former US embassy in Tehran during a 2013 demonstration. Despite still being regarded as the Great Satan by the Iranian government, the US is the dream destination for hundreds of thousands of Iranian would-be emigrants each year. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE