„With this unnecessary crisis resolved, new horizons emerge with a focus on shared challenges.“

Parisa Hafezi, Louis Charbonneau, John Irish & Arshad Mohammed, "Iran deal reached, Obama hails step toward 'more hopeful world'" http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/14/us-iran-nuclear-idUSKCN0PM0CE20150714, Reuters (July 14, 2015)

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