Here’s what one Iranian American thinks of the nuclear deal

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IRAN-NUCLEAR-REACTION Iranians wave the national flag during celebration in northern Tehran on July 14, 2015, after Iran’s nuclear negotiating team struck a deal with world powers in Vienna. Iranians poured onto the streets of Tehran after the Ramadan fast ended at sundown Tuesday to celebrate the historic nuclear deal agreed earlier with world powers in Vienna. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE

Across social media, many Iranians have been positive over the news that a nuclear deal had been tentatively reached. We wanted to explore that sentiment further, so we turned to our own Elmira Jafari – an Iranian-born guest booker and blogger for CCTV America.

She frequently tackles topics of Persian and Middle Eastern culture, religion, and daily life, so we asked her here and on Periscope about her thoughts on the years-in-the-making nuclear deal reached Tuesday.

Why are Iranians happy? And can the world trust Iran?
Why Iranians are happy

Why Iranians are happy

From the streets of Tehran to social media, many Iranians have been positive over the news that a nuclear deal had been tentatively reached. We wanted to explore that sentiment further, so we turned to our own Elmira Jafari – an Iranian-born guest booker and blogger for CCTV America. Here, she talks about why Iranians are happy, and if Iran can be trusted.

“Iranians are happy because this is going to affect their every-day lives,” she said. “Things like making foreign transactions, shopping online, these are things the Iranian people cannot do right now because of the sanctions.”

What does this mean to you personally? Is this a story of success?
Opinion: Is the Iran deal a success story?

Opinion: Is the Iran deal a success story?

From the streets of Tehran to social media, many Iranians have been positive over the news that a nuclear deal had been tentatively reached. We wanted to explore that sentiment further, so we turned to our own Elmira Jafari – an Iranian-born guest booker and blogger for CCTV America. Here, she talks about what this means to her personally, and why she considers this a story of success.

“We can come to peace and we can come to agreements through negotiations,” Jafari said. “War is not always the answer. This just proved it.”


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