Fi2W on the Radio: Israelis and Iranians in NYC React to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy / Vice-President of the EC before the plenary session in Hotel Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne during the talks of E5/EU+1. with US Secretary of State John Kerry Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Russian Foreign Minister Sergeï Lavrov French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier The head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

World Leaders negotiate an Iran Nuclear Deal in Lausanne, Switzerland in April 2015  Photo Credit: European External Action Service

The Iran nuclear deal is officially in effect. “Adoption Day” for the treaty was Sunday, October 18.

While the Obama administration sees the agreement as a necessary step towards greater peace and stability in the Middle East, opponents claim that Iran will still be able to develop nuclear weapons.  But for some Israeli and Iranian immigrants in New York the arguments are not so clear cut.

Feet in Two Worlds contributor Yael Even Or produced a story for our public radio partner WYNC  where she spoke to immigrants concerned about the agreement and what it will mean for their home country.

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AboutYael Even Or
Yael Even Or was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has worked as a news editor and reporter for and currently pursuing an M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Media and Culture at The New School in New York.