23 February, 2019
Article length: 551 words
International sanctions harden resolve among ordinary Iranians
The United States’ sanctions against Iran appear to be hardening views inside the Islamic Republic, according to a new survey of public opinion by IranPoll. Some 76% of those polled (by telephone among a representative sample of 1,017 Iranians from 4-12 December) now think it is “very important” for Iran to develop missiles, up from 74% in January 2018. A further 20% think it is “somewhat important” to do so. Sanctions are doing nothing to change minds about the country’s nuclear power programme.