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Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A victory of diplomacy against weapons

The nuclear deal is a historic event, the liberal business paper Il Sole 24 Ore comments jubilantly: "The world has perhaps not become a better place since yesterday, but it has changed a little. … For the first time diplomacy has won out over weapons in the Middle East. This is the apparent but also profound significance of the nuclear agreement in Vienna. The hardliners in Iran and in the US Congress who have yet to give the agreement their blessing may not like it. Undoubtedly Israel, which sees Iran as a mortal threat, doesn't like it. And it is a source of concern for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies. But none of the regional powers has ever achieved such an important result after years of nerve-racking negotiations."

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