To qualify the Islamic Republic as a "dictatorship worse than the shah's" must be some sort of a joke. Iran is far more democratic than totalitarian, western so-called "democracies", let alone the Isra"el"i-controlled shah regime.
You have been ruled by the same supreme dictator leader for the last 40 years - what democracy our you talking about ?
You have had all Opposition member , bloggers , news reporters , human rights lawyers , protesters in jail - what democracy our you talking about ?
You have eliminated what was left of free speech after the 2009 elections - where even on the the less important role of president , the will of the people was ignored - what democracy our you talking about ?