A recent poll by the Arab-American Institute shows that the Iran government has lost Arab support.
In 2006 and 2008,
Arab public opinion favored Iran’s nuclear program and viewed Tehran Iran as an “active defiance to the West.” However, today amidst the so-called “Arab Spring,” the Middle East is no longer looking for America’s greatest opponent, but rather focusing on internal issues. Furthermore, the Iranian regime has been accused of interfering in several Arab countries.
Iran’s leaders, who crushed peaceful protests in the aftermath of the 2009 presidential elections, expressed their support for the Arab protests currently sweeping the region.