They are demanding sanctions against the regime and an end to the nuclear deal: a survey shows the level of resistance to the Islamic regime in Iran.
The majority of people in Iran, but also in the Iranian diaspora, reject the Islamic Republic. This is shown by a study by the survey institute Gamaan. About 157,000 respondents in Iran and more than 42,000 respondents outside the country took part in the survey.
Accordingly, 81 percent of the people in Iran speak out against the Islamic regime. Only 15 percent voted for the government. 80 percent of respondents in Iran also support the protests. At 67 percent, more than half believe that they will achieve their goal of overthrowing the Islamic regime. 90 percent of Iranian exiles polled outside the country believe that the regime will fall.
There is also a clear majority in terms of support for the protests from abroad: more than 70 percent of those surveyed in the country demand that Western states defend the rights of the demonstrators in Iran and put pressure on the Islamic regime. 20 percent opposed it, saying the protests were internal to the country.
Majority for end of nuclear deal talks
In order to increase pressure on the regime, 70 percent of those polled want Western countries to add the Revolutionary Guard, whose members are responsible for the violence in the streets and executions, to the terror list.
Survey took place during protests in December 2022
The survey took place during the protests in Iran at the end of December 2022. The trigger for the demonstrations in Iran, which have been going on since September, was the death of the young Kurdish woman Jina Mahsa Amini after she was arrested by the vice squad for allegedly slipping her headscarf.
Activists accuse the authorities of abusing Amini and being responsible for her death. According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), more than 500 demonstrators have been killed by the Islamic regime since the protests began. More than 19,000 people were arrested.