How a possible thaw with the West is viewed in Iran – on the factory floor, at Friday prayers, and in government suites.
The six-month deal with Iran gives the regime in Tehran exactly what it wants, thanks to nuclear blackmail, and reflects a blurred distinction between allies and foes in the region. Moreover, now the US has little moral authority to pressure Israel on an agreement with the Palestinians.
What allowed Iran and world powers to reach an agreement was avoiding matters where interests diverge -- like Syria.
President Obama faces a tough fight in winning congressional approval for the agreement worked out on Iran's nuclear capabilities. But polls show that most Americans favor that kind of deal.