Thousands Applaud Iran's Nuclear Dealmaker Javad Zarif on Facebook

Javad Zarif's Facebook profile

Screenshot of Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's Facebook profile

Thousands of Iranians poured comments of praise on the Facebook page of Iran's Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif today, thanking him for brokering a nuclear deal.

Finally, after ten years of negotiation, Iran and world powers came to a temporary agreement on the Iranian nuclear program on Sunday, November 23, 2013. The six month agreement rolls back Iran's ability to work towards a nuclear bomb, while economic sanctions will be eased.

Representatives of Iran and 5+1 after striking a deal. on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Source: Irna

Representatives of Iran and 5+1 after striking a deal. on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Source: Irna

Both Tehran and Washington praised the deal, but differences in understanding of the deal between the two sides emerged immediately. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's said the deal does not say Iran can enrich uranium, while the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, said the agreement recognises “Iran's nuclear rights,” including the right to enrich uranium.

Online, opinions about the deal vary too. And many Iranians did not forget their sense of humor in reactions.

Among those praising the deal, Solmaz Naeemi wrote to the Foreign Minister on Facebook [fa]: “You said either we win or lose together. We won together.” Saffiye Noura said [fa]: “This news [nuclear deal] is no less important than the liberation of Khormashar [an occupied city during the Iran-Iraq war, liberated by Iranians].”

Persain Banoo considers that the enemies of the Islamic Republic must be desperate now. She tweeted:

Behzad Parsa tweeted [fa] with irony:

With 5% enriched uranium we can not even light a cigarette, let alone make a nuclear bomb.

Also Saleh has doubts that a nuclear agreement can improve people's lives and tweeted [fa]:

What advantage is there in this agreement for Iranians? [Remember] how the economic situation was before sanctions.

Also skeptically, the blogger Shahinsahr politik, says [fa]:

What will you [Islamic Republic] do with the disagreements with the Iranian people… Do you think with this [nuclear] agreement, people will forget the regime's crimes and their demands?

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