Americans view Russia as bigger threat than Iran: Poll Aug 11, 2018 0 259 12345 ReuterswashingtonAmericans view Russia as a greater threat than Iran, Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls showed, as the Trump administration this week reintroduced sanctions on Tehran and slapped new ones on Moscow.While a majority of US adults view Iran as a threat to the United States, that number has decreased slightly over the past three years, the poll shows.In comparison, the number of Americans who consider Russia a threat to their country increased since 2015, as US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and on new accusations of Russian meddling ahead of the November midterm elections.Sixty-seven percent of US adults said in a poll conducted in July 2018 that Iran poses a"moderate,""serious"or"imminent"threat to the United States. That was down from 75 percent in March 2015, months before the Obama administration signed a nuclear deal lifting sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear program. Seventy-one percent of Americans said in a similar poll taken in July 2018 that they viewed Russia as a threat to the United States, up from 67 percent in March 2015. Seventy-three percent of US adults said in a poll conducted in June 2018 that they have an unfavorable view of Iran, while 71 percent of Americans said in a similar poll conducted in the same time frame that they view Russia unfavorably. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES NASA begins countdown to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun' Aug 11, 2018 0 200 Two police among four fatally shot in Canada gun violence Aug 11, 2018 0 219 UN General Assembly approves former Chile president as rights chief Aug 11, 2018 0 246 Wildfire menaces thousands in S California city Reuters LOS ANGELES Hundreds of firefighters were building barriers and constructing containment lines early on Friday to slow an approaching wildfire threatening to torch thousands of homes in a lakeside community .. Peru's new president spurns opposition proposals on referendum PUCALLPA: Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected calls to include measures proposed by opposition lawmakers in a national anti-corruption referendum that would bar them from serving consecutive terms in .. Half million Venezuelans fleeing crisis enter Ecuador Geneva: More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador this year, the UN said Friday, after Quito declared a state of migration emergency triggered by the crisis engulfing Venezuela. Colombia and .. Judge holds Trump adviser Stone's ex-aide in contempt WASHINGTON: An associate of longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone refused to appear before a grand jury on Friday following a subpoena from US Special Counsel Robert Mueller and was found in contempt, the Washington .. Anniversary of Charlottesville rally puts city, DC on edge Reuters Charlottesville Joan Fenton knows she will not make much money at her Charlottesville gift shop this weekend, when the downtown district will be virtually locked down for the anniversary of last year's ..