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.
Sultan Qaboos of Oman, an understated renaissance man, is perhaps quietly enjoying news of the Iran nuclear deal he helped bring about over a cup of British tea.
The temporary agreement on Iran's nuclear program is merely an initial test of good intentions on both sides. For Iran, it will ultimately be a test of whether it wants to be a player for peace.