Following the news that the United States had reached an agreement with Iranian negotiators regarding the production of nuclear power, pictures from Tehran emerged on social media that show Iranians dancing in the street and even, surprisingly, praising the United States. The deal, which includes a lifting of most sanctions on Iran, is expected to greatly benefit the nation’s economy.
Wow..Now this is historic! Is this t-shirt even legal in Tehran? pic.twitter.com/Br0EM0AmFp
— Ali H. Soufan (@Ali_H_Soufan) July 15, 2015
— Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) July 14, 2015
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 14, 2015
— Geo English (@geonews_english) July 15, 2015
— Nuclear Talks (@NuclearTalks) July 14, 2015
The deal allows Iran to keep 300 kg of enriched uranium. Officials are also required to limit their nuclear activities for only eight years, not ten. Also, officials may limit inspectors to their nuclear sites. At their biggest site, inspectors must alert officials 24 hours before they arrive.
President Obama stated yesterday that he believes all of this nuclear and uranium development will stop the Iranian regime from developing a nuclear bomb:
Today, because America negotiated from a position of strength and principle, we have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region. Because of this deal, the international community will be able to verify that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not develop a nuclear weapon.
This deal meets every single one of the bottom lines that we established when we achieved a framework this spring. Every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off, and the inspection and transparency regime necessary to verify that objective will be put in place. Because of this deal, Iran will not produce the highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium that form the raw materials necessary for a nuclear bomb.
— Hanif Z. Kashani (@hanifzk) July 15, 2015
— Pedram Khodadadi (@PedramKD) July 14, 2015
— Saeed Kamali Dehghan (@SaeedKD) July 14, 2015