WASHINGTON – World powers and Iran struck a historic agreement Tuesday; Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear capabilities, putting the possibility of nuclear weapons out of reach, and drawing praise for the combined efforts of the US and Iran to follow a more measured, gradual path towards global destruction.
“This is a great opportunity for a new direction,” President Barack Obama said in early morning remarks from the White House. “We no longer need fear the threat of nuclear annihilation, having shifted that responsibility to our grandchildren.”
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani echoed that sentiment, calling the deal “a new chapter, which we are confident, should last for the rest of our lives. Maybe longer, maybe not, but that can’t be very important.”
When asked about the continuing issue of the long term effects of nuclear energy including nuclear waste, the assembled dignitaries showed a new level of cooperation and diplomacy by collectively shrugging in unison.