How to Have Fun With Nuclear Negotiation

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton during the Geneva negotiation with Iran. Source: Irna, photo by Mohammad Reza Alimadadi

Another round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers ended on Saturday, November 9, 2102 in Geneva, Switzerland without a deal. Still, negotiators spoke of making “significant progress.” For ten years there have been international initiatives to curb nuclear technology development by Iran. Several Iranian netizens looked on the light side of the story with funny posts and tweets.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was at the negotiation table said that the new round of talks had “narrowed the differences” and that they would work together to resolve further dispute.

Hamed tweeted [fa]:

I think these differences must be about who is paying for the hotel. Probably Kerry was asked to pay… Let's each pay his/her share.

Kourosh tweeted [fa]:

One sign shows the progress is that [conservative] Fars News published Kerry's photo without drawing horns on his head or a mustache on his face.

The Iranian Foreign Minister's smiles made headlines in recent weeks.

Khashayr Pakfar tweeted [fa]:

Eventually Kerry will tell Zarif to “Throw a nuclear bomb on my head, explode one in Tel Aviv, but stop smiling already!”

France took a hardline stance during nuclear talks and several Iranians blame the French government for spoiling the negotiations.

Hafez Hakami tweeted [fa]:

What is France's position in the world now? Are you a super power? Do you have interests in the Middle East? If you know what's good for you, keep your interventions to Africa.

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