Inside Iran: What Iranians think of stand-off with US - BBC News

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As tensions rise between Iran, the US and its allies, the BBC has been given rare access to Iran.

Iranians remain furious that US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal last year and has imposed crushing sanctions on the country.

BBC correspondent Martin Patience, along with cameraman Nik Millard and producer Cara Swift, have been in Tehran and the holy city of Qom, talking to Iranians about the escalating crisis.

While in country, recording access was controlled - as with all foreign media the team was accompanied by a government representative at all times.

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'BBC has been given rare access to Iran'.

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Author — DJ Wakki


hey bbc why don't you come to Tehran and talk with people like me or the young generation in general?! you afraid to show a good picture of us Iranians?

Author — Ariyan Hm


We live in such extraordinary times. Having someone like DJT being able to access WMDs seems just as frightening as having fundamentalist with them.

Author — Major Lexx


I do not understand this report!! As usual super stereotypes and selective narative... very unprofessional!

Author — Gabischmidt


Thank god for the comment section cause they actually have the truth and opinions and not selective journalism smh

Author — Evropa Khan


Love how BBC uses a Scottish narrator (or Irish), all the same!

Author — Pasha Pasovski


Decent piece, would have been better if accompanied with recent large sample polling on the issue in Iran.

Author — Jay Hocker


I would like to see and uncut interviews

Author — Lee City


Qom is a very conservative city if not the most

Author — 7 DL


There should be peace not war...
I appeal to both the nations not to go to war and instead focus on development and progress

Author — Paihum Shajar


Long lives Iran and its peoples❤❤❤ I love you Iran and I'm proud of you...don't allow Americans to divide you as they did to the Libyans, Iraqians, and many others your leaders and believe in the future, believe in the future that you will not be controlled by these devils call Americans...

Author — Marc Andreà Ter Stegen.


correspondent "Martin Patience", Ironic name for this situation

Author — TheLewisLegend


The relationship between Iran and U.S went South when CIA organized a kudeta and overthrew the rightfully elected prime minister of Iran "mosadegh" who nationalized oil and installed Reza Pahlavi as the new king. Only to have more control over Iranian Oil.

Author — farzod darzi



Author — Hrhr Hrhrhr


"Trump is Satan himself!", I knew

Author — Ike


In Iran there is a generation rift. As the aging mullah followers are slowly dying out the young modern progressive generation, which despises theocracy and clerical rule, grows stronger. The dictatorship is already in a decline just based on demographics alone, it will fall sooner or later, just a matter of time.

Author — Iron Warrior


interviewing people in qom about america is like interviewing toddlers about getting old

Author — Pangeaner


I can see both sides of the issue, which is something we need more of in the world; understanding. It’s my gut feeling that while Iran claims to want nuclear power, but not nuclear weapons, the absolute truth is probably somewhat different. Even allowing for the possibility of a misread on my part, it’s hard to ignore that they took the first opportunity they got to violate the enrichment limits agreement. I do understand their desire to not be pushed around by what they see as a global terror conglomerate in the US, UK, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The US understandably doesn’t want to see a country that’s collectively expressed a desire for its eradication with nuclear capabilities. It doesn’t take much irradiated material to make a dirty bomb, but the effects of them are many and far reaching.

There’s a solution in the middle somewhere, we just need to be willing to look for it, and genuinely desirous of saving lives.

Author — Ka Bar Brother


Thats only 25% of oeople max.,
Bbc was filming religeos cemony a decade before revoulation also, look where we are now, its oil and money which causes the country js keept done.

Author — Bahram GhezelAyagh


Hmmm. no mention of oil??? iraqs oil used to belong to the iraqi national oil company. after the awful iraq war it belongs to exxon and bp. Iran’s oil currently belongs to the nationalized Iranian oil company. see a pattern???

Author — Borderland Films