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Most Iranians support nuclear inspections, a democratic government and normal relations with the United States, a poll by a U.S.-based organization has found.
Terror Free Tomorrow found 80 percent of Iranians support full inspections and a guarantee not to develop nuclear weapons in return for aid from other countries.
Slightly more than half, however, said they still favor the development of nuclear weapons and think the country would be safer with them. Developing the weapons is considered a "very important" priority for just 29 percent of those polled.
But when presented with an option to give up nuclear weapons development in return for outside aid, only 17 percent still supported nuclear weapons development.
Additionally, 61 percent of those interviewed "were willing to tell our pollsters over the phone that they oppose the current Iranian system of government, where the Supreme Leader rules according to religious principles and cannot be chosen or replaced by direct vote of the people."
Instead, 79 percent support a democratic system in which leaders are elected through free, direct elections.
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
I think most Americans probably want the same thing, Iori. Unfortunately, it would seem that neither of our governments bear much resemblance to the desires of their respective populace.
Originally posted by ubercanist
...and a US-sponsored survey is to be taken at face value why?
Originally posted by iori_komei
Apart from that all you have to do is look at Iran through a neutral non-biased lens to see that Iranians are for the most part good people who want Freedom and Democracy.