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Iran probably has the friendliest people I’ve come across anywhere in the world and crime isn’t really much worse than anywhere else. I felt as safe in Tehran as I do here in England most of the time(though we have our bad neighbourhoods too obviously).
Iran has a lot of issues than run a lot deeper than their government, it’s a country with spectacular wealth disparity that leads to a spate of problems. They also have a capital punishment system that doesn’t work and a terribly strict drugs policy that just leads to a huge number of people ending up in jail for even petty crimes like being caught with something as harmless as marijuana a few times.
You shouldn’t have an issue visiting however, the people aren’t the problem and none of the other things are likely to impact you as a foreigner. Also try out Jordan or Lebanon and yes, Cuba is fantastic.