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Iran wants to work with rivals for peace, says its vice president

It's been a month since the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was signed. Now, for the first time since 2009, a BBC correspondent has been allowed to spend time in the country. Kim Ghattas has been in Iran for the last week. While she was there, Ghattas sat down with Iranian Vice President Masumeh Ebtekar.

Iran wants to work with rivals for peace, says its vice president
Iranians gesture as they celebrate in the streets of Tehran following the nuclear deal announced on July 14th. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said a nuclear deal with major powers would open a new chapter of cooperation with the outside world after year

Iranian American satirist and cartoonist says the nuclear deal is all about business

Iranian American satirist and cartoonist says the nuclear deal is all about business
Pistachios are seen after sorting at a processing factory in Rafsanjan,1,000 kilometers southeast of Tehran September 23, 2008.

Pistachios? Carpets? What does the Iran deal mean for business?

Pistachios? Carpets? What does the Iran deal mean for business?
Zahra Noorbakhsh is one of the creators of the podcast GoodMuslim/BadMuslim.

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim host ponders Washington's pact with Tehran and asks: When can we go home?

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim host ponders Washington's pact with Tehran and asks: When can we go home?
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Hossein Fereydoun (C), the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R), before the Secretary and Foreign Minister addressed an international press corps gathere

With the Iran nuclear deal done, it's time to sell it

With the Iran nuclear deal done, it's time to sell it
Iranians wave the national flag during celebrations in  Tehran on July 14, 2015, after Iran's nuclear negotiating team struck a deal with world powers in Vienna.

Iranians are celebrating a nuclear deal, some with homemade vodka

A nuclear deal with Iran is welcomed by many around the globe, including two brothers, one in Tehran and another in California

Iranians are celebrating a nuclear deal, some with homemade vodka
A general view of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, about 800 miles south of Tehran

Iran deal not based on trust, rather verification, says Obama

President Barack Obama has hailed the nuclear deal with Iran. He notes that it's not based on trust, but on verification. That's the old Reagan mantra "trust, but verify" turned in a new way. So just how good are these verification mechanisms?

Iran deal not based on trust, rather verification, says Obama
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waves after a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015.

The Iran nuclear deal will end sanctions and curb its nuclear program, so why are hardliners still unhappy?

Finally, a deal of historic proportions. Iran accepts restrictions on its nuclear program, and in return, gets relief on sanctions.

The Iran nuclear deal will end sanctions and curb its nuclear program, so why are hardliners still unhappy?
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Austria, July 13, 2015.

Who made the Iran deal happen? Here are some of the people behind the scenes.

Here are some of the players, many of them women, in today's historic nuclear agreement with Iran.

Who made the Iran deal happen? Here are some of the people behind the scenes.
A seller arranges Iranian carpets at his shop in Dubai old market November 24, 2013.

Hope and apprehension in Tehran as nuclear negotiations continue

The US and its negotiating partners in Vienna say they are extending the deadline set for an agreement on Iran's nuclear program. The official deadline was today but it has been extended to July 7. Iranians, understandably, are following the news very closely.

Hope and apprehension in Tehran as nuclear negotiations continue
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L-3rd L) meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd R) at a hotel in Vienna, Austria June 28, 2015.

The US has been preparing for a scenario where talks with Iran fail

The official deadline for a successful resolution of talks between Iran and Western powers is looming. They have until Tuesday to reach a final deal on Iran's nuclear program. But what if there is no deal? What if Iran goes rogue? The US has been preparing for that.

The US has been preparing for a scenario where talks with Iran fail
Courtesy of Dick Simon

American businessman preps for 'huge' opportunities to come in potential Iran deal

Dick Simon has organized trips for CEOs and businessmen to Iran. They last visited the country last month. Simon says there are opportunities and also challenges for doing business in Iran.

American businessman preps for 'huge' opportunities to come in potential Iran deal
US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz sit side-by-side on April 2, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland, before the P5+1 member nations held a meeting to discuss ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.

The Iran nuclear deal wouldn’t have been possible without computer models

The Iran nuclear deal covers thousands of centrifuges and hundreds of kilograms of uranium and many other numbers and portions of substances and technologies. Those numbers are far from random, too. The technical details of the framework agreement were based on complex models developed by the US Department of Energy.

The Iran nuclear deal wouldn’t have been possible without computer models
A cartoon drawn by Iranian American satirist Saman Arbabi about the nuclear aspirations of Iranian leaders.

The nuclear deal finally gives an Iranian American some good news to mock

An Iranian-American satirist's take on the nuclear deal with Tehran: "It's like an Islamic marriage: The US now has three wives and none of them get along. One of them is Israel, one is Saudi Arabia, and the other is now Iran, the new wife."

The nuclear deal finally gives an Iranian American some good news to mock
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses reporters regarding his nation's nuclear deal during a joint statement with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2, 2015.

Iranian joy after nuclear deal is 'tempered with pragmatism' — and for good reason

The outline agreement on Iran's nuclear program cheered many Iranians, who are looking forward to the lifting of sanctions and increased stability. But they're also cautious about the obstacles still remain, and a former US diplomat thinks they should be.

Iranian joy after nuclear deal is 'tempered with pragmatism' — and for good reason