Poll Finds Arabs Unfavorable of US

A035885312.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- A poll released on Monday said eight out of 10 Arabs have an unfavorable view of the United States and only six percent believe the US troop build-up in Iraq in the past year has worked.According to the poll conducted in some Arab countries, 83 percent of those polled have an unfavorable view of the United States and 70 percent have no confidence in the superpower.

As much as 61 percent of those polled believe Iraqis could bridge their differences if the United States pulled out its troops in Iraq. Only six percent believe the US troop build-up in Iraq has worked to reduce the conflicts in the country.

The poll was conducted over the past month in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates by the University of Maryland and Zogby International. About 4,000 people took part in the poll.

Moreover, the same poll showed that Arab nations believe Iran should be free to go on with its nuclear activities.

Results said that 67 percent of those polled in the Arab nations stressed Tehran’s right to pursue a nuclear program and opposed international pressure against the Islamic Republic.

Some 44 percent of respondents said a nuclear Iran would be beneficial to the region.

Also according to the poll, a majority of Arab people do not consider Iran as a threat despite the attempts by the US to portray Iran as the enemy of Arab nations.

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