[QODLink]
Middle East

Iranians react as sanctions suspended

Iran's nuclear negotiators hailed as "Ambassadors of Peace" as they return home with a deal that lifts some sanctions

Last updated: 25 Nov 2013 00:07
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

A new deal between Iran and world powers is one many hope will be an important step in resolving a decade-old standoff.

Hundreds of cheering supporters greeted Iran's nuclear negotiators calling them "Ambassadors of Peace" as they arrived back in Tehran late on Sunday night.

Tehran has agreed to a six-month pause of its nuclear ambitions while diplomats continued talks.

The new deal will ease about $7bn of the economic sanctions that have been crippling the Islamic Republic. 

For some, the sanctions have been a part of daily life for decades, and lifting them is seen as too little too late from the US.

Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from Tehran. 

114

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Featured
Pro-Russia leaders' election in Ukraine's east shows bloody conflict is far from a peaceful resolution.
Critics challenge Canberra's move to refuse visas for West Africans in Ebola-besieged countries.
A key issue for Hispanics is the estimated 11.3 million immigrants in the US without papers who face deportation.
In 1970, only two mosques existed in the country, but now more than 200 offer sanctuary to Japan's Muslims.
Hundreds of the country's reporters eke out a living by finding news - then burying it for a price.