The 5773rd Verse of the Torah
According to multiple sources, the 5773rd verse of the Torah is from Parshat Ha'azinu (Devarim 32:21):
It is often thought that this verse that mentions a "no-people" refers to the Palestinians. And it still could.הֵם קִנְאוּנִי בְלֹא-אֵל, כִּעֲסוּנִי בְּהַבְלֵיהֶם; וַאֲנִי אַקְנִיאֵם בְּלֹא-עָם, בְּגוֹי נָבָל אַכְעִיסֵם.They have roused Me to jealousy with a no-god; they have provoked Me with their vanities; and I will rouse them to jealousy with a no-people; I will provoke them with a vile nation.
The Ramban says that it refers to Bavel and Edom, and the uncensored Ba'al Haturim adds further credence to this via gematrias.
Yevamot 63b (words|daf|translation) has more explanations, but notice the last one:
And Rashi there explains who the חברים (Parsees) were:(דברים לב) בגוי נבל אכעיסם אמר רב חנן בר רבא אמר רב זו אשה רעה וכתובתה מרובה רבי אליעזר אומר אלו הצדוקים וכן הוא אומר (תהילים יד) אמר נבל בלבו אין אלהים וגו' במתניתא תנא אלו אנשי ברבריא ואנשי מרטנאי שמהלכין ערומים בשוק שאין לך משוקץ ומתועב לפני המקום יותר ממי שמהלך בשוק ערום רבי יוחנן אמר אלו חבריםI will provoke them with a vile32 nation.33 R. Hanan b. Raba stated in the name of Rab: This refers to a bad wife the amount of whose kethubah25 is large.34 R. Eliezer stated: This refers to the Sadducees;35 for so it is said, The fool32 has said in his heart: 'There is no God' etc.36 In a Baraitha it was taught: This refers to the people of Barbaria37 and the people of Mauretania38 who go naked in the streets; for there is nothing more objectionable and abominable to the Omnipresent than the man who goes naked in the streets. R. Johanan said: This refers to the Parsees.39
(See, however, Tosafot Gittin 17a ד"ה הא, who disagrees with Rashi.)אלו פרסיים רשעים ומבזין ואינם מכירים כבודם של ישראלThese are the wicked Persians, who despise and do not recognize the honor of Israel.
I'd like to offer an explanation along the lines of Rashi's explanation of Ribbi Yohanan and using the methods of the Ba'al Haturim. The gematrias of לא-עם and גוי נבל ("no-people" and "vile nation") together is 242. The gematria of אחמדינז'אד וח'אמנאי ("Ahmedinejad and Khamenei" using Wikipedia's spellings) is 241. Add the Kollel to get 242.
Iran's leadership has made itself into a vile nation, but it happened בלא עם - without the will of the people.
Iran is the vehicle through which Hashem is sending us a message.
Are we listening?
1) עמלק + the Kollel = 241 = אחמדינז'אד וח'אמנאי
2) The gemara goes on to describe Ribbi Yohanan falling when told of the Parsees entering Bavel, but when told that they accept bribes, he recovered and was able to sit down again. The current leadership of Iran, however, doesn't seem to be persuaded by monetary concerns, as sanctions have done nothing. We possibly should be as concerned as Ribbi Yohanan's initial reaction.
3) According to Jastrow, who says "Mauretania" means Britannia, some of the recent behavior of the royals starts to make sense now.