Good point, Zaffy. Khamenei and his crazy coterie are nothing if not, um, "pristine"--especially in their determination to get rid of the "Zionists" who dare defy Islam's "pristine" precepts by ruling over a miniscule parcel of land that, having once been conquered by Muslims, belongs in perpetuity to Allah.
That said, Bangash does see a downside to Iran rejoining the world's economic community. "The greatest danger," he warns,
is in the cultural field: the West’s hedonistic culture must not be allowed to undermine Islamic values in the only Islamic state in the world today...However, as long as they hew to the "pristine" stuff, their success is pretty much a given:
“O you who have made a firm commitment to Allah! If you help [the cause of Allah], He will help you and will make firm your steps…” (47:07).The bolds, BTW, are Zafar's, so you know he thinks these words are mega-important. It's odd, though, that he would want to remain here, in un-pristine Canada, when the purity of his Mothership beckons him home. (If it's a matter of finances, I'm sure there are more than a few who'd be willing to chip in some coin to send him there.)