Most Americans support a deal with Iran: Poll

Most Americans support a deal with Iran: Poll
Fri Nov 22, 2013 08:51:50

A new poll shows a large majority of Americans support an agreement between the United States, its international partners and Iran over its nuclear energy program.

The poll conducted by Washington Post/ABC News has found that 64 percent supported easing sanctions against Iran if the Islamic Republic made changes restricting development of its nuclear energy program.

On Thursday Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany finished a second day of talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in the Swiss city of Geneva.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who represents the six world powers -- the US, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany -- held two bilateral meetings. The two also met on Wednesday.

Ashton’s spokesman Michael Mann described the talks between the two sides as very “substantial and detailed.”

The Iranian team has echoed the same remarks, saying discussions have already delved into content and details. However, they have added that differences remain between the two sides.

Iran, a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and the sextet started the new round of negotiations in Geneva under intense lobbying effort and pressures by Israel to prevent a deal between Iran and the six world powers.

The nuclear-armed Tel Aviv regime has demanded that Iran dismantle its entire nuclear energy program in return for the removal of sanctions which have been imposed against the country.


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