Poll: Most Iranians would give up nuke program in exchange for sanctions relief

Iran’s state television news published an online poll Tuesday in which 63 percent of respondents would abandon Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. …

She said Iranians reject the nuclear program “because it is clandestine in method and military in nature, because while the regime enriches uranium the country is slowly going to pieces. And ultimately because nuclear energy is not something Iranians are or want to be proud of. How many more clear signs does the world community need to accept and support Iran’s civil society as a solution to the dangerous threat this illegitimate regime poses?”

After the poll was deleted from the site, the news outlet claimed the BBC had hacked its website and added phony survey numbers to the results. The BBC said this was patently false.