September 27, 2013
Obama and Rouhani talk, first direct US-Iran contact since 1979 (Deutsche-Welle, 9/27/13)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 27, 2013 11:07 PMUS-Iranian diplomatic relations moved one step forward on Friday with a phone call between the leaders of the two countries. Obama and Rouhani's conversation was the first between presidents of the US and Iran since the Islamic Revolution in Tehran over three decades ago. [...]Obama and Rouhani reportedly discussed their plans for moving negotiations forward as quickly as possible. The conversation took place as the Iranian president was on his way to the airport."While there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward and success is by no means guaranteed, I believe we can reach a comprehensive solution," Obama told White House reporters following the phone call.