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Obama speaks to Iran leader by phone

Obama speaks to Iran leader by phone
Posted Friday, September 27th 2013 @ 2pm

(Washington, DC)  --  President Obama says he has had a phone conversation with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.  Speaking at the White House, the President cited a thaw in U.S.-Iranian relations and expressed optimism about resolving a longstanding dispute over Iran's nuclear programs.  He said it's the first direct discussion between the presidents of the U.S. and Iran since 1979. 

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