Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greets people as the nuclear negotiating committee arrive at Mehrabat Airport in Tehran on April 3, 2015
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By NBC News
April 3, 2015

Iran’s top diplomat was given a hero’s welcome by a jubilant crowd Friday after reaching a framework nuclear deal that could ease crippling sanctions.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was cheered as he landed in Tehran on a flight from Switzerland, where the U.S., China and European powers announced a deal meant to block Iran from developing nuclear weapon.

In Tehran, residents took to the streets late Thursday, waving flags from cars to celebrate the outline agreement, which sets the stage for work on a final accord over the next three months …

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