Celebrations erupted in Iran after the country’s negotiators in Switzerland reached a framework for a nuclear deal with the United States.
U.S. President Barack Obama hailed it as a “historic understanding” between the two countries – one that could potentially lift crippling economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Iranian citizens, especially in Tehran, crowded on the streets after the breakthrough agreement was announced. Many of them took to social media and posted celebratory photos and video with the hashtag #IranTalks.
Iran social media is EXPLODING. #IranTalks— Negar ???? (@NegarMortazavi) April 2, 2015
It was a double celebration for Iranians who were also engaged in the final day of Persian New Year festivities.
People played loud music and danced on the streets:
Honked car horns:
And took selfies:
Iranians thanked their Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who headed the negotiating team from his country in Switzerland.
Found solutions. Ready to start drafting immediately.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) April 2, 2015
He was given a hero’s welcome upon his return to Iran: