Tehran (AFP) – The Iranian press hailed a new era free of Western sanctions Wednesday following a hard-won nuclear deal with major powers, although sceptical conservative newspapers warned implementation would be the test.
"The World Changed," headlined reformist daily Etemad, calling Tuesday's agreement between Iran & the six world powers the "Diplomatic Revolution of July 14, 2015".
The Financial Asia carried the single word "Deal" beneath its masthead.
p>Under the agreement, Iran will be freed from the Western & UN sanctions that have crippled its economy, in return for curbs on its atomic programme for at least 10 years.
Financial daily Donyaye Eqtesad said Iran had "entered the post-sanctions age."
"Iran Siege Broken," headlined the moderate daily Ghanoon.
Another reformist daily, Ebtekar, lionised the deal's architect, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, with a front-page montage likening him to national hero Mohammad Mossadegh.
A democratically elected prime minister who nationalised Iran's oil industry, Mossadegh was overthrown in a 1953 coup engineered by London & Washington that ushered in decades of autocracy.
It was left to conservative newspapers that opposed a nuclear deal throughout the long months of negotiations to sound a negative note.
Kayhan said that differing interpretations of the terms of the deal by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani & his US counterpart Barack Obama raised question marks approximately what had been agreed.
Its even more conservative rival Vatan-e-Ermooz was moreover sceptical, headlining: "Awaiting Implementation".
"The huge challenge of such texts reveals itself during implementation," the paper warned in an editorial.
"The goals of the US in the post-deal stage are not necessarily those written in the nuclear agreement."