Two thirds of Iranian Americans say a military attack on Iran by U.S. or Israel is more likely than not, according to survey by the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans.
A similar fraction of them oppose such attack and believe it would not be in the political or economic interest of the U.S.
The following are their three main reasons for opposing military action against Iran:
- 53 per cent of Iranian Americans “believe that a military strikes could actually strengthen the government of Iran,” which 67 per cent of them would like to see replaced through a regime change
- They also expect things to get worse at home, with 55 per cent of them convinced that increased tension with Iran will lead to heightened discrimination and government surveillance of Iranian Americans living in the U.S.
- But mostly their opposition is rooted in concern for the people still living within Iran. Majority of Iranian Americans, at 84 per cent, still has family living in Iran and 80 per cent of them expressed concerns about civilian casualties
On the other hand, if the Iranian government were to be harming its civilians, 57 per cent of Iranian Americans would support military action against Iran.
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