Americans skeptical talks with Iran will succeed – poll / WashingtonTV

A majority of Americans favor direct negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, but expect both dialogue and sanctions will fail and would support military action to stop Tehran from developing nuclear arms, a poll showed on Tuesday.

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press survey found that 61 percent of Americans believed it was most important to prevent Iran from developing nuclear arms, even if it means taking military action.

Almost a quarter of the 1,500 people surveyed, 24 percent, said it was most important to avoid a military conflict, even if it means Tehran may develop nuclear weapons.

The United States has not ruled out a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, if diplomatic measures fail to resolve the nuclear row.