Nuclear deal opens doors for Iranian studentsVoice of America.
A senior Barack Obama administration official told reporters: “We’ve committed that up to US$400 million of Iran’s own money can be directed through a financial cannel that we will agree on to universities and colleges outside Iran where Iranian students are studying.” This decision to set up a clear path for tuition and associated payments will come as a huge relief to Iranians who have struggled to establish accounts in US banks and to find a way to legally transfer funds from Iran.
While much attention has focused on technical matters, the mere fact of the interim agreement is a major milestone and potential tipping point in Iran’s fraught relations with the United States. Lessening tensions also sends a signal to young Iranians that they will be welcome in US colleges and universities and promotes intercultural understanding crucial to easing the 35-year estrangement between the two countries.
Full report on the Voice of America site