Happy Guy, the Shah's regime was supported by the West and was largely Totalitarian, that is what enabled the Ayatollah; to overthrow him, and yes I agree with you that France should have behaved far better; the US as well under presidents of both political parties included.
Iran could argue quite cogently for nuclear weapons, they don't. I like others here ( and has been stated) believe that nuclear power is being used by Iran as a bargaining chip.
Iraq is a mess, and Bush ( with encouragement from Blair, a socialist) should never have gone in there, taking military action against Iran would be far more costly in all ways.
Iran needs western expertise, big time; the young want regime change big time, leave them to find their own destiny, and encourage the moderates and west looking like Mousavi, that would yield far more results for all concerned. Reread the words of Kadivar posted by BTS above.