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In 19 Tweets: How The Iran Deal Happened

While the Iran talks weren't the first major negotiations on nuclear weapons, they were probably the first with an outcome first announced on Twitter.

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Back in June, Iran's presidential elections had a surprise winner: reformer Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani's attitude (and his openness about it on public forums like Twitter) eased US-Iran relations

Allowing actual discussion to occur between the two countries.

As you can imagine, the politics of the issue were (and remain) tricky in Iran.

Via Twitter: @JZarif

Javad Zarif, Iran's top nuclear negotiator and a trusted ally of Rouhani, tried to dial back concerns that the new administration was acting too weak in its dealings with the United States.

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Here's the video he posted.