While Arab governments are particularly concerned about the growth of Iranian power, Arab public opinion is caught between concern about Iran and hope that Iran could give Israel and the United States black eyes. Arabs polled, including those in Saudi Arabia, rank Israel and the United States as bigger threats than Iran. And most Arabs reject international pressure to curb the Iranian nuclear program because of a sense of ¿double standards¿ in the international position. While an Iranian bomb would pressure Arabs to want their own, it would also increase the Arab public's admiration for Iran in a manner that is potentially threatening to Arab rulers.
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