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Obama, After Call to Rouhani, Sees Basis for a Nuclear Deal

President Obama, speaking from the White House, said that he and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran talked about the country’s nuclear program, and Mr. Obama called the discussion an important breakthrough.

In Iran, News of Call Greeted With ‘Wow’

The telephone call between the Iranian and American presidents came as a shock to many in Iran.

Mr. Obama suggested the discussion could be a starting point for renewed relations between the two countries, who once were allies.
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Mr. Obama suggested the discussion could be a starting point for renewed relations between the two countries, who once were allies.

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