(NY Times / Worthy News)– An unusual survey of Iranian public opinion indicates that 40 percent of Iranians would be willing to give up any ability to produce nuclear weapons in the future in return for the full removal of sanctions.
Nearly 40 percent of those asked agreed that Iran should recognize Israel if Israel reached a peace accord with the Palestinians and withdrew from the contested territories.
Such delicate issues are not ordinarily broached by pollsters in Iran, according to experts. Yet perhaps the most surprising detail about the poll was that it was conducted by Israelis.
A strong majority of those questioned — more than 74 percent — agreed that Iran should establish full trade and diplomatic relations with the United States, even though many perceived the United States as Iran's biggest enemy — with Israel in second place.