Public Opinion in Iran

PUBLIC OPINION IN IRAN….PIPA/WPO has conducted a new poll of Iranian public opinion:

An overwhelming 84 percent of Iranians say it is very important for Iran to have the capacity to enrich uranium, despite the fact that the UN Security Council has called for Iran to cease uranium enrichment….However, two-thirds of Iranians (66%) endorse Iran’s participation in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty even when reminded that it prohibits Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Only 15 percent want Iran to withdraw from the treaty.

….Fifty-four percent think that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) — the UN organization charged with enforcing the NPT — is having a mostly positive influence in the world (10% view it negatively).

Iranians are also generally in favor of strengthening ties with the U.S., but only barely. There’s more at the link, and the news is thoroughly mixed. Not as bad as it could be, but not all that great either.

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