11 June, 2005

Iran poll favors America's middle east presence

A recent public opinion survey of Iranians, conducted by The Tarrance Group,
surprisingly found that a vast majority (74%) of Iranians feel America's
presence in the Middle East will increase the probability of democracy in their
own country. The survey, which was the first of its kind, found two-thirds of
Iranians believe that regime change in Iraq has been a positive for both
neighboring countries: with 66% believing that it served Iran's national
interests, while 65% believed the Iraqi people will, in the long-run, be better

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