In Iran, People Are Literally Dancing in the Streets Over the Nukes Deal

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Iranians celebrate in Tehran.Photo: ATTA KENARE

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the nuclear deal between his country and the U.S. represented “a new chapter of hope.” That sentiment echoed in the streets of Tehran, and then some. Iranians poured out into the city’s squares, singing, dancing, and honking their horns at the news of the historic deal, expressing their joy and even relief that the crush of sanctions might soon be over. In the U.S., the reception is — to put it mildly — much more mixed.

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"V" for victory.Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images
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Celebrations in Tehran.Photo: ATTA KENARE
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Iranian women hold a portrait of Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and signal victory.Photo: ATTA KENARE
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In the streets of Tehran.Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images
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"The Scream" mask makes an appearance. Photo: ATTA KENARE
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More "victory" signs.Photo: ATTA KENARE/2015 Anadolu Agency

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A thank-you note to Iran's top diplomat.Photo: ATTA KENARE