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(VIDEO) Obama and Iranian President Rouhani make history with phone call

Obama and Rouhani make history with phone call, thawing three decade freeze between US and Iran

President Barack Obama revealed he talked with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, marking the first time leaders from the U.S. and Iran have directly communicated since the 1979 Iranian revolution.

“Just now I spoke on the phone with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said from the White House Friday afternoon.

“The two of us discussed our ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program,” Obama said. “I reiterated to President Rouhani what I said in New York: While there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward, and success is by no means guaranteed, I believe we can reach a comprehensive agreement.”

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