First Cuba, now Iran.
It is encouraging when nations work things out via diplomacy rather than military conflict.
The Donald Trump of the mideast, Netanyahu, is using warmongering rhetoric to try to impede progress.
Perhaps the honing of diplomatic skills during this two-year effort will also help in the conferences and negotiations on climate change that are approaching.
Congratulations to Secretary Kerry, President Obama, the Iranian Government, and all the diplomatic corps from several nations, who worked tirelessly to accomplish this first step.
On another front, the New Horizons spacecraft is doing the first flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto, and its neighborhood.
America is first to have visited all planets and dwarf planets in our solar system:
"The first age of solar system exploration is in the books.(Space dot com, cf. NASA site).
NASA's New Horizons probe flew by Pluto this morning (July 14), capturing history's first up-close looks at the far-flung world — if all went according to plan. (Mission team members won't declare success until they hear from New Horizons tonight.) Closest approach came at 7:49 a.m. EDT (1149 GMT), when the spacecraft whizzed within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) of Pluto's frigid surface. To celebrate, NASA unveiled the latest photo of Pluto, showing a reddish world with a stunning heart-shaped feature on its face."
The previous post in this series is here.