We extended a hand of friendship & despite the challenges, conspiracies & doubts managed to open a new chapter in our relations w/ the world
EU External Action retweeted2015-07-28:
As she lands in Tehran, @FedericaMog writes in @Guardiancif about other opportunities for peace in the Middle East http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/28/iran-agreement-isis-vienna-eu …
Excerpt: "Last week Europe’s foreign ministers tasked me with exploring “ways in which the EU could actively promote a more cooperative regional framework” in the wake of the Vienna deal."
1. First of all for Iran and for the Iranian people: I know that around 60% of your population is under 30, I think this is an investment that your leadership is doing in the future of your country in the younger generations.
2. Second, it is indeed the investment in new chapter in the relations between Iran and the international community, building trust,
3. Third, as you very well said: it is going to open - as it is implemented - a new chapter in the relations between Iran and the European Union.
Europe and Iran, we both know what it means to be the cradle of civilisations,
when sanctions will be lifted, hand in hand with the implementation of the agreement, you can expect major attention from the EU investments, business area, and this is also going to be important
4. And the fourth chapter
If we will manage to support a different understanding of the dynamics in the region, one that is based on cooperation rather than confrontation
And I believe that there will be an added value in a process that could hopefully find solutions to many crises around us, starting from the one in Syria and the fight against terrorism, but also others.
#IranDeal | Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Vienna, 14 July 2015): http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/docs/iran_agreement/iran_joint-comprehensive-plan-of-action_en.pdf … + more info & annexes: http://eeas.europa.eu/top_stories/2015/150714_iran_nuclear_deal_en.htm …
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Vienna, 14 July 2015
The E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States, with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran welcome this historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which will ensure that Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful, and mark a fundamental shift in their approach to this issue. They anticipate that full implementation of this JCPOA will positively contribute to regional and international peace and security
Foreign Ministers at Conclusion of Iran Talks in Vienna
P5+1, European Union, and Iranian foreign ministers pose for a family photo at the conclusion of negotiations in Vienna, Austria, July 14, 2015. - Department of State
Readout "#IranDeal - an historic day" now available on #EEAS website: http://eeas.europa.eu/top_stories/2015/150714_iran_nuclear_deal_en.htm … #EUdiplomacy #IranTalks
(Video attached to tweet)
Agreement is a step away from specter of conflict, towards possibility of peace. This is the good deal we have sought
From a TV show on France 24 on 2015-04-03:
The host just before ending the show asks a hypothetical question (in French, approximation below):
Do you think it is fair to say that maybe this agreement means that Iran never had the intention of building a bomb?
What a question? How can I answer… Let us say that even if Iran had the intention to build a bomb, it understood that it has other things to live.
(could be rephrased as “it has other things to do”).
Alireza Nader: Rouhani wants Iran to be a normal nation state; Khamenei envisions it as a cause--doesn't mean it can't be pragmatic too
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Mae Anna@MaeAnnaC · Mar 27
#HappeningNow: Assessing Iran's Strategy Toward the Arab World | Middle East Institute @MiddleEastInst
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Kate Seelye@KateSeelye · Mar 27
.@randaslim@MiddleEastInst panel 'Assessing Iran's Strategy in Arab World' re drivers of #Iran's policy in #Syria
MiddleEast Institute@MiddleEastInst · Mar 27
Randa Slim: The time for a negotiated settlement in Syria will come, and Iran will have a seat at the table to ensure plan is sustainable
By Kayhan Barzegar
NEW YORK TIMES LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN TO GET TO KNOW IRAN "Our Man in Tehran"
Thomas Erdbrink retweeted
NYT Photo@nytimesphoto · Mar 29
Our Man in Tehran: A personal video by @ThomasErdbrink, the Iran bureau chief for @nytimes. http://nyti.ms/1IaZiUH
(The journalist with his wife in the beginning of his video reporting on Iran)
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The article cites government support to youth marriage in collaboration with religious youth portals