Iranians Are Euphoric After Nuclear Deal Reached

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Vienna. — REUTERS
Jul 14, 2015 at 5:54 AM ET

Iranians posting across social media platforms are elated that Iran and six world powers reached a historic nuclear deal Tuesday after almost a decade of negotiations. The agreement limits Iranian nuclear activity in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.

Iranians are declaring online that the deal is a victory, posting ‎#IranWinsPeace in thousands of tweets and Instagram posts since Monday. “I hope that good days are waiting for us,” someone tweeted from Tehran, using the hashtag. “The Iranians showed that they are civilized and rational people.”

Final talks in Vienna involved nearly three weeks of intense round-the-clock talks. The deal is a major policy victory for both U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who has vowed to reduce Iran’s diplomatic isolation.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini declared the deal “a sign of hope for the entire world.” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called it a “win-win solution” that builds a “new chapter of hope,” the Associated Press reported.

Translation: Look how happy they are, these children of Twitter. I’m here because of their love”#IranWinsPeace

Translation: The blockade on Iran is over.

Translation: (We) hope that the friends who left Iran in the dark years of 2005-2014 will now come back. #IranWinsPeace