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Iranian web users hail historic nuclear deal
"Negotiations have been successfully completed […] The right to uranium enrichment has been recognized and sanctions will be eased.” This is Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s Facebook post hailing the deal struck with world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program. His post was soon shared by tens of thousands of web users even though the site is actually blocked in Iran.
Iranian web users have taken to social networks in their droves to comment on this historic agreement, thanking and praising their government for reaching a compromise after five days of talks in Geneva.
And with the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani stating, in a tweet, that the deal would “open new horizons”, a lot of netizens have been saying they hope the agreement will also help promote peace in the region.
But it’s the plans to provide Iran with “modest relief” from sanctions dominating online commentary; economic sanctions that have had an heavy impact on Iranians’ in their day to day lives. Twitter user Mahtab Alikhani for example says that many people have died because of the shortages in medicine caused by the retaliatory measures.
Family of alleged Silk Road owner launches legal defense fund
Family and friends of Ross Ulbricht have released this video denouncing a miscarriage of justice. The FBI believe the 29 year old be the owner of Silk Road; a huge online supermarket for illegal product... Go on reading on our web site.http://www.france24.com/en/taxonomy/emission/18008
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