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President Obama: Progress with Iran


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s spoken by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

It’s the first conversation between American and Iranian presidents in more than 30 years.

Obama says after speaking with Rouhani, he believes the U.S. and Iran can reach a comprehensive solution over Iran’s nuclear program.

Obama says he and Rouhani have both directed their teams to work quickly to pursue an agreement. He says the U.S. will coordinate closely with its allies, including Israel, which considers an Iranian nuclear weapon capability to be an existential threat.

Obama says the conversation shows the possibility of moving forward.

Iranian and U.N. officials have been meeting to continue talks on how to investigate suspicions that Iran has worked secretly on trying to develop nuclear weapons. Tehran denies that claim.

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  • weasel

    Why? He will convey nothing but lies and not one original thought. Oh yea he has a plan to spend MY money.

  • Fredpiquette

    Thank you Obama! We are finally making real progress in world peace if we can get a rogue country like Iran to step up and be a responsible country. This a real breakthrough, and a reason to have hope in an otherwise dark world.

    • alpinequeen

      Why don’t we just wait and see what happens before you count your chickens.

    • alpinequeen

      Before you count your chickens, let’s wait and see how this plays out.

  • Yeah-I-said-it…..

    Having served in Iraq, I saw first hand how much if an influence Iran has on the Middle Eastern region. Although I am cautious with believing they are all of a sudden a trustworthy nation, I welcome the idea that they’ve opened up some sort of a dialogue with us. In the end, actions speak louder than words. Let’s see how this plays out.