Iran was ready for a nuclear deal Monday — here's the tweet to prove it

Published July 13th, 2015 - 06:15 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted that Iran and the world powers reached an agreement Monday. (AFP/File)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted that Iran and the world powers reached an agreement Monday. (AFP/File)

After 18 months of negotiations, and a "final" deadline that's been pushed back four times, Iran and the world powers say they're incredibly close to a deal. Close enough to fool Iran, apparently.

Iran jumped the gun on Monday when a social media manager tweeted from the official account of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. It was deleted shortly afterward.

 

Moments later Rouhani's account tweeted about the deal again with more conditional language, saying "if" the deal is made, it would be a "triumph of diplomacy."

Rouhani also canceled a televised speech planned for Monday evening, presumably to announce that an agreement had been struck.

By Hayat Norimine


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