October 30, 2013

...AND FASTER...:

Most Iranians in favor of relations with US, according to government poll (ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, 10/31/2013, Jerusalem Post)

According to an article written by Fereshteh Ghazi in the Iranian website Rooz, made up mostly of exiled Iranian journalists and based in France, Iranian cleric Mohsen Gharavian said polls conducted on Iran-US relations showed that Rouhani's talks with the US are in line with the wishes of the people.

Gharavian is a student of the leading hardline cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah- Yazdi.

Gharavian said that the majority of clerics in the city of Qom, Iran's center for Shia study, supports the president's outreach efforts with the US.

Ghazi wrote that the Alef website affiliated with conservative MP Ahmad Tavakoli announced that the results of the poll showed that between 80 percent and 90% of Iranians want to give relations between the two countries a chance, and that the 10% to 20% who do not want any relations agree to end the "death to US" chants during Friday prayers.

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