Gallup finds a stronger percentage of Iranian approve of Russia's leadership versus the United States'. I'm Yasmin Vossoughian, and this is the Gallup World Poll.
Russian president Vladimir Putin met with Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the first trip to Iran for a Kremlin leader since Stalin in 1943.
Now before the trip Putin was warned of plot to assassinate the leader, which in the end, did not keep him from making the trip. Iran's leaders adamantly denied it's their plot and blamed Iran's adversaries for spreading this information.
A few months ago, Gallup conducted a poll in Iran and found that 39 percent of Iranians approve of Russia's leadership. Now this is a higher rating than Iranians give any other countries in their border regions.
During Putin's visit he warned against attack on Iran by stating ".. no Caspian nations should offer territory to outside aggression or any military action against any of the Caspian states."
Now that five Caspian leaders signed a declaration including this statement, which some regional experts say references Iran's fear for US forces using Azerbaijan's territory as a staging ground to sideline Iran's nuclear ambitions.
According to the World Poll only 23 percent of Iranians approve of the US leadership. I'm Yasmin Vossougihan. Join us again to hear more voices from around the world.