On Tuesday night, after iftar (evening meal during Ramadan which breaks the fast), Iranians came out to the streets of all the major cities and danced. Danced in celebration of the news of the nuclear agreement in Vienna, waving V-for victory signs and excitedly honking their car horns.
Hamidreza Jalaeipour, a Tehran University sociologist, said of the deal, “It [is] important because it was a collective effort. It wasn’t only the government pushing for it, but the main forces behind the state were also behind it, so were the people.”
Sadeq Kharrazi, a former Iranian ambassador to the UN, made the point, “It also ends the cold war between Iran and the US, and they will be able to come to know each other more realistically.”