"No war, no sanctions" Iranians chant, welcoming Foreign Minister
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 00:57
Nov. 25 - Crowds turn out at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport to give a heroes' welcome to the country's nuclear negotiating team, after they clinched a deal with world powers in Geneva. Gavino Garay reports.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will return to a heroes' welcome in his home country, after clinching a historic deal with world powers in Geneva.
The deal curbs the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for initial sanctions relief.
Crowds at Mehrabad Airport on Sunday are hailing minister as a hero.
Together they chanted "No war, no sanctions, no insults and no submission."
A Tehran resident shared her view on the deal:
(SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) TEHRAN RESIDENT, MS. GERANMAYEH, SAYING:
"The greatest benefit will be peace, the message of peace which was delivered, and the economy is also important. And I believe that we will see progress in every field in the future."
Posters of President Hassan Rouhani were held high; some claim he is the architect behind diplomatic detente.
The agreement halts Iran's most sensitive nuclear activity -- its higher-grade enrichment of uranium.
The interim deal is the first step in reducing decades of tension between Tehran and Western powers.
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