Half of American adults expect war with Iran 'within next few years'

(Worthy News) - Half of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran 'within the next few years,' according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two countries.

While Americans are more concerned about Iran as a security threat to the United States now than they were last year, few would be in favor of a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian military. But if Iran attacked U.S. military forces first, four out of five believed the United States should respond militarily in a full or limited way, the May 17-20 poll showed.

Historically tense relations between Washington and Tehran worsened in May after U.S. President Donald Trump hardened his anti-Iran stance and restored all sanctions on Iranian oil exports following his decision a year ago to pull the United States out of a 2015 international nuclear accord with Tehran. [ Source:Reuters (Read More...) ]

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3 thoughts on “Half of American adults expect war with Iran 'within next few years'”

  1. War hurt economy, war kill and war bring set back to nation let seek for peace not war for God shake and innocent shake

  2. GW Bush rightly said, "...there is an axis of evil, N Korea, Syria and Iran." So we invaded Iraq. I know there was a strategic reason, being that we couldn't leave an army that large untouched, but we never followed up, and I always wondered about that.

    A war in Iran will be like the war in Afghanistan greatly multiplied. Same terrain, much larger territory, centralized government and military. And the stakes will be much higher. They probably have, or can get from Pakistan, nuclear warheads. Big risk, but at some point, I suppose the final war includes Persia, and for whatever reason, does not include the US.

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