FYI -- For the above countries-I'm presently constructing Spreadsheets to define roads, using small straight line segments. I will then import them using AddLine method.
(It's useful to me to have these segments defined as 'Items')
I note that Expedia has a rudimentary Road Map for, e.g. Iran.
I suppose I shld contact them also --
(I note the 'graticule' lat-long grid VB method in this forum, thanks!)