Nuclear deal could herald major change within and beyond Iran

Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in TehranBy Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) – An unlikely group in the Middle East has found common ground in recent days: Saudi Arabia, Israel and hardliners within Iran have all made clear they consider the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers a very bad idea. For the first time in more than three decades, Iran, a country with a highly educated population of some 80 million and huge oil and gas reserves, is poised to rejoin the international community and the result could be profound change both inside and outside the country. "The geopolitical structure of the Middle East is changing,‚ÄĚ said Saeed Leylaz, a prominent economist based in Tehran who worked as an advisor to former president Mohammad Khatami.

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